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All Christians feel a need to follow of the teachings of the Bible. However, this can sometimes be difficult, such as the moral and biblical stance on abortion.

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All Christians feel a need to follow of the teachings of the Bible. However, this can sometimes be difficult, such as the moral and biblical stance on abortion. For a long time there has been a debate among Christians on what the Bible views as abortion. In this essay we shall examine both sides of evidence. The main focus point of anti-abortion activist Christians is the 6th commandment 'You shall not murder' (Exodus 20:13). They say the act of abortion violates this commandment which clearly prohibits murder. However, the argument apposing this is when the embryo/fetus does become fully human. This means when they have a mind, a body, and a soul. The Catholic Church teaches that ensoulemnt comes at the moment of conception. Others however, feel that it is not until they can live independently from their mother, i.e. ...read more.

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A prophet Jeremiah spoke similar words. "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you' (Jeremiah 1:5). Other phrases such as these are present in the Bible, including Mary being told of Jesus by the angel Gabriel.'He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High' (Luke 1:32). This argument ties in with the Catholic view that life begins at conception. The Protestants are reluctant to take such a hard line as the Catholics, but still feel it is wrong. If the woman has been raped and become pregnant, for example, this situation would allow for an abortion. However, both the Catholic and Protestant churches accept that if the mother's life is in danger, an abortion is allowed. Pro-Choice Christians have a variety of reasons for choice on abortion. ...read more.

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But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.' (Exodus 21:22-25). It is interesting to note here that only if the woman dies from her injuries it is called a murder though premature birth was called abortion, and was not condemned by the 6th commandment. After looking at passages from the Bible, it is clear to me why the situation of abortion is a sticky point morally, ethically, and religiously for all involved. The Catholic society has received critisicscm because it teaches its followers to have children irresponsibly and not care fully. As I mentioned earlier, Christians do allow abortions in expceptional cases, but are take with a heavy heart. Overall, the mothers' wishes should take high consideration, and no woman should have an abortion if she feels love for the baby growing inside her. By Gary Borrows 10G Christian Views on Abortion ...read more.

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