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Scientology and abortion

Title: Scientology and abortion
Date: Saturday, 12 June 2010
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Main source: tampabay.com

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The Church of Scientology does not take a position on abortion. However, the subject comes up in the writings of church founder L. Ron Hubbard, which the church regards as sacred scripture. Scientology counseling seeks to rid the mind of "mental image pictures" or "engrams" created during painful moments in one's past — including previous lifetimes and time spent in the womb. Hubbard expressed concern about the "prenatal child" and how the emotional traumas of "attempted abortion" can cause problems after ... [Read the rest at tampabay.com]