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"Abortion is never justified". Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer & show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer.

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c] "Abortion is never justified". Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer & show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. There are several reasons why Christians may support/agree with this statement. One reason is for this statement that the belief all life was created by God and only he has the right to take and give life. So some Christians may say "Abortion is never justified", because its going against Gods intentions as you are playing God. A second reason Christians may agree with this statement is the belief God had a life in mind before it was even created like it says in (Jeremiah 1:5). By taking away the life God knew before conception and birth you are going against him and "Playing God". Natural law may also be linked in with playing God, as you are interfering with the natural process of birth. A further reason is the effect abortion may have on the woman's mental and physical health. This may be a big risk and could lead to guilt related depression and even suicide. Another reason Christians may support this statement is the belief children are a blessing from God and taking them away is a moral sin. ...read more.

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Another Christian belief is that Gods spirit dwells inside every living human. This may also include the unborn child. The teaching in (1Cor. 3:16:17) could be used to say: by killing the unborn child you are destroying God's temple therefore he will destroy you. Jesus taught The Parable Of The Sheep And The Goat. He quotes "When I was sick you cared for me, when I was thirsty you gave me water" etc. This teaching influences Christians to do as he did. To care for the unborn child, not ignore it and let it be terminated and therefore agree with the statement that Abortion is never justified. Christians may also agree with this statement if they are Roman Catholic, as Roman Catholics believe abortion is wrong under all moral issues. Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being. ...Teachings from the Catholic Catechism. Reasons a Christian may not agree with this statement is if abortion may be the lesser of two evils. This comes under situation ethics: if the woman has been raped and gotten pregnant then abortion would be the only option. ...read more.

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If abortion is made illegal again women would go for illegal, unhygienic and dangerous "back street" abortions. The number of female deaths would rise and we would end up with more deaths than when abortion was legal, two lives dying instead of just one. My views on this statement are negative. I do not agree with it because I think abortion is not wrong. Its up to a woman to make her own decisions about her body. Most of the people who are part of these organizations are men, and would never have to make a decision this deep and emotionally shattering. Without abortion the death rate of women will rise, whether it is depression related suicide or deaths from illegal "back-street" abortion clinics. I also do not think abortion is the equivalent of murder. But I do see how other people think that as it is part of their religion. I only think it is murder when the baby is capable of living outside the mothers womb as she or he can breathe.. On the subject of Playing God I think this isn't really a major sin as God gave us free wills therefore we should use them. If everyone followed natural law people would be left to die in the street and over populated countries such as Japan and China would become grossly over populated without abortion and could end up in a major disaster and poverty. ...read more.

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