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Describe and explain Christian teachings which could be used in a discussion about Abortion

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A) Describe and explain Christian teachings that could be used in a discussion about Abortion. Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy before birth. Roman Catholics would say that abortion is always wrong and should not be done. They believe that the two functions of sex are to show love to your husband/wife and to have children and those two functions should not be separated. Also, they believe that sex should only happen between married couples who want to start a family, so there shouldn't be any abortions. The only case in which Roman Catholics would accept abortion is if the mother's life is at risk from having the baby. ...read more.

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A Christian teaching that could be used in a discussion about abortion is "The lord gives and the lord takes away". This can be used as it could mean that only God can give or take life, but it could also be talking about possessions so it may not refer to abortion. Some Christians would say that abortion is wrong and it is taking life as they believe that life begins at conception and therefore it is taking someone's life. They would say that abortion is wrong and that it is taking life and playing God and therefore should not be done. ...read more.

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However this argument could be irrelevant as the world only had a 2 person population then, but is overpopulated now. "You made me in my mother's womb" is another teaching that can be used in a discussion about abortion. You means God, which means that God made everyone, which means that we are sacred and every life is sacred and holy. It also shows that life is a blessing and that it begins at conception - in the mother's womb, so abortion is wrong. Another teaching that can be used in a teaching about abortion is "We are all made in the image of God". This means that everyone is like God spiritually and everyone is part of God, so destroying life is destroying a part of God. ...read more.

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