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Sinead Roddy A01 Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives. I am aware as a Christian that throughout this religion that they hold many different beliefs about their responsibility for life and of its stages. Most Christians believe that Human life is sacred and do not take it for granted. They also believe that every stage in life is as important as any other stage. The reason why Christians have such strong beliefs is because they have respect for human life as they accept that we are made in the image and likeness of God. In the Old Testament we read what Jeremiah has to say "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations." ...read more.


Human life is special and it is not up to us to take away life it is the decision of God. When the male sperm meets and fertilises the female egg straight away there is a new life. People who are pro-choice and that they believe that they have the right to choose whether to keep or abort the baby kill not only a foetus but a new baby. Christians follow the teachings of God that every life is precious which means they do not agree with pro-choice The Catholic Church is totally against abortion unless life or death maybe the situation, meaning the mother or both would die. Alison Davis was born with spina bifida. Alison argues in her book "From where I sit" that, however severe the handicap might be, it can never deserve the death penalty which is abortion or euthanasia as she says, and "Killing handicapped people can never be passed off as 'natural. ...read more.


There are many different beliefs among the Christian faith but these beliefs are extremely important as they affect peoples' lives and actions. Our late Pope John Paul 11 talks about that woman must learn to resist the temptation of using birth control and take it upon themselves to regulate the birth control and take it upon themselves to regulate the birth of children; instead, they should accept however many children God wants them to have. "May the Virgin Mary, who is the Mother of the Church, also be the Mother in "the Church of the home." thanks to her motherly aid, may each Christian family really become a "little Church" in which the mystery of the Church of Christ is mirrored and given new life. May she, the Handmaid of the Lord, be an example of the humble and generous acceptance of the will of God. May she, the Sorrowful Mother at the foot of the Cross, comfort the sufferings an dry the tears in distress because of the difficulties of the families." ...read more.

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