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Explain what Christian teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion

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Jonathan Clay Religious Studies coursework Abortion ii) Explain what Christian teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion? In Christianity the topic of abortion seems to be a very controversial subject, as it seems that different denominations have different and contradicting views. There are many different teachings about abortion. The older teachings usually are "pro-life" and the more modern teachings are often "pro-choice". ...read more.

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This is showing their views on abortion. It clearly outlines that most of the Roman Catholics are anti-abortion or 'pro-life'. However a statement in 1984 by the Church of England- board of social responsibility report clearly disagreed. " Although the foetus is to be specially respected and protected, nonetheless the life of the foetus is not absolutely sacrosanct if it endangers the life of the mother". ...read more.

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In 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 it shows an ancient opinion of abortion although it wasn't recognised as being practiced then. In an argument over abortion Catholics may use this piece of Christian teaching to their advantage. " Surely you know that you are God's temple and that God's spirit dwells in you? So if anyone destroys the temple God will destroy them for God's temple is holy and you are that temple." However, this also shows that he believe that abortion is as bad as ...read more.

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