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Describe Christian teaching about abortion.

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Abortion Describe Christian teaching about abortion. Some church fathers thought that abortion was allowed up to 40 days after conception because it is believed that in this time, the unborn baby received its soul. Different churches have different views about abortion. Roman Catholics believe it is wrong to kill an unborn child, at whatever stage it is in, because it is a sacred human life, which deserves to be treated with the same respect as any other human being. Even if you were pregnant as a result of rape the Roman Catholics would not support abortion, because the foetus should not feel the consequences for someone else's crime. If the woman really cannot cope with a baby then they are encouraged to put it up for adoption. ...read more.

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They campaign against abortion, euthanasia and embryo experimentation. The members believe that life begins at the moment of conception. They believe that abortions, which take place because the foetus is abnormal in some way, discriminate against disabled people. SPUC teaches that tests during pregnancy should only be performed for the benefit of the foetus not to make a decision on abortion. Members of SPUC organise protests, particularly when people suggest making abortion easier. They write letters to MPs, to try and influence them to vote against abortion. SPUC also produce educational material to be used in schools and youth centres and try to discourage young women from having abortions. The PCA (Pro-choice Alliance) is a pro-choice organisation, which started in 1983. ...read more.

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If the baby is going to be severely deformed and will not be able to live a normal life it will be suffering all of its life. A woman should have control over her body. It is better to have an abortion than to have an unwanted baby. A baby that is not wanted will end up being unloved and put to one side. A foetus cannot breath it is not yet living. But, according to the Human Anatomy & Physiology textbook given to students attending nursing school, brain waves are detected at 8 weeks. This is a unique human life and the right to life is clearly more fundamental and important than having the choice to get rid of it. You are killing an unborn child who deserves a life like everybody else. No one has the right to take that away. ...read more.

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