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Christian beliefs about abortion and contraception

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Christian beliefs about abortion and contraception As I have already said the Catholic Church regards the fifth of the Ten Commandments "Thou shalt not kill" Roman Catholic teaching, tells us that a human person comes into existence at conception, perhaps two weeks before pregnancy begins. Doctors regard pregnancy as beginning after conception, when the fertilized ovum implants itself in the wall of the uterus. There are no cases in which the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church ignores abortion, the act is murder, and it is always murder, and there are no circumstances, whatever, in which murder is a rightful moral option. ...read more.

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They thus have an equal right to its life with its mother; therefore neither the mother, nor medical doctor, nor any human being whatever can lawfully take that life away. The State cannot give such right to the surgeon; for it has not itself the right to put an innocent person to death. No matter how desirable it might seem to be at times to save the life of the mother, common sense teaches and all nations accept the maxim, that evil is never to be done that good may come of it or, which is the same thing, that a good end cannot justify a bad means. ...read more.

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But it has the side effect of shortening life. Christians are taught about their religion through teachings from the Bible. They also follow what the Pope and other religious teachers tell them. These teachings help guide Christians through life. On the subject of 'having children' God told his people that they should multiply he said "Be fruitful and increase, fill the earth" (Genesis 1:28). When God said this, the world was sparsely populated so He wanted to fill it with His people. He also said, "Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons of one's youth. Happy is he who has his quiver full of them" (Psalm 127:4-5). The arrows represent the sons, the warrior, and the father. Happy is he who has many arrows, meaning the more sons the father has, the happier he will be. ...read more.

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