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AO3 "Abortion should not be allowed by law in a truly Christian society" do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer.

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AO3 "Abortion should not be allowed by law in a truly Christian society" do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer. All human life is sacred and "must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception" so abortion shouldn't be allowed by law because it doesn't respect and protect the life of the unborn child. All forms of life are a gift from God and no one has the right to take this gift away, it would be a different matter if the child was born, I don't think many women would want to have an abortion once the baby is in front of them. But just because they can't see it, it still doesn't mean it's not a person with rights. If it is illegal to murder someone, why isn't it illegal to murder an unborn child (abortion) ...read more.

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of life "Abortion has no moral justification and represents the unwarranted destruction of human life" so if a doctor carries out an act of abortion they suffer the same consequences as a murderer, by God, as they both destroy human life. But if abortion was legal, it would stop women seeking illegal abortion clinics and would allow for the abortion to occur under safe, controlled conditions, where there would be no risk of the mother being harmed. "The Free Churches hold that abortion is a matter for the individual to decide" and if they decide abortion is the best option they should at least be entitled to abortion as another choice or consideration. Most Christians live in countries where abortion is legal, for example the UK, if someone wishes for an abortion they have to follow certain guidelines and conditions. ...read more.

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I feel that a "truly" Christian society, abortion shouldn't need to be illegal. As a true Christian shouldn't even consider the idea of abortion as a choice, as murder is a mortal sin. And Christians (true Christians) know that every form of human life is entitled to this life by God and that no one has the right to take it away. The reason it shouldn't be legalised is because of the people who aren't Christians who believe abortion is acceptable, they should be allowed to believe what they believe in and shouldn't be forced into laws they don't agree with. All Christians know and understand that abortion is morally wrong, so it should not need to be made legal for true Christians to stop the practise of abortion, but abortion should still be an option for extreme cases such as if the mother is going to die. ...read more.

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