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Faced with the issue of abortion explain the different ways Christians might respond.

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Katie Travers Faced with the issue of abortion explain the different ways Christians might respond. Many Christians, from a range of denominations and followers of other religions believe that abortion is taking a life. Although Jesus never teached about abortion Roman Catholics believe that life begins at conception and by having the foetus removed it is murder. Pope Paul VI said " human life is sacred all men must recognise the fact". The second Vatican council declared, "Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception". Roman Catholics believe that abortion is a sin in all cases and that life is sacred and should be protected. Roman Catholics and other Christians believe that a child is a gift from God. ...read more.

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One of the conditions is rape. The Church of Scotland's board of social responsibility in 1987 says " abortion has no moral justification and represent the unwarranted destructed of human life that is made in the image of God". The Protestant churches view is that abortion is generally undesirable, but that it is acceptable in some cases. If a young girl had been raped the church of England would think it can be morally right to have an abortion the child will face the trauma of knowing it was conceived by rape. The mother could find it hard to love and accept the child if there is evidence of the aggressor and every child has the right to feel wanted. ...read more.

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If a baby was severely disabled some Christians believe it is morally correct to have an abortion. Other Christians would argue that if the child were not meant to live the mother would miscarry naturally. If an underage girl became pregnant and doesn't feel ready to raise a child Christians would not want her to have an abortion, Christians would advise the girl to have the baby and give it up for adoption or out the baby into foster care. By putting the baby into foster care the mother can visit her child and have some input into its up bringing until the mother is ready to look after the child by herself. By giving the child up for adoption the mother could get on with her life and the child will have a good life and when it is 18 will have the choice to contact their real mother. ...read more.

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