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Explain the differing Christian responses to abortion

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Question 2 Explain the differing Christian responses to abortion Different Christian churches and groups have different responses to abortion. This is because the bible does not say anything directly about abortion, so it is how they interpret what the bible is saying. The Roman Catholic Church believes that abortion is immoral in all cases. This is because they believe that human life begins at the moment of conception. Then 'Thou shalt not kill' from the Ten Commandments and Pope Paul VI said "All human life is sacred" which means that abortion is immoral because it is killing a human being. The Roman Catholic Church believes that doctoring of double effect is acceptable. ...read more.

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This situation is acceptable because the doctor is setting out to save the mothers life not to kill the foetus. The Methodist Church teaches that abortion is immoral but is all right in certain circumstances. These are if the mother's health or life is in direct threat or the birth of a severely abnormal child. Abortion can be justified if the mother has no residence and cannot support her child. This might be because she has no job and therefore has no money or she already has a child and will not be able to take parental control of them both. The Church of England has the same view as the Roman Catholic Church but they also believe that abortion is acceptable in strictly limited circumstances. ...read more.

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They believe that abortion is immoral in all situations this is because abortion is murder as life begins at conception. The bible says 'Before I was born, the Lord chose me and appointed me to be his servant' in Isaiah 49:1 which means that the foetus already has a goal in life and that an abortion is stopping it. A pro-choice Christian believes that a woman had the right to choose if she wants an abortion or not. This is because it is a part of the woman until she has given birth, so it is like eradicating an unnecessary organ, in addition, God gave her independence and freewill to choose what she thinks is right for her. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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