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In this part of the essay I will be stating the catholic and biblical views on abortion.

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Catholic teaching on abortion In this part of the essay I will be stating the catholic and biblical views on abortion. There is not much teaching about abortion in the bible because during the time it was written abortion was not the common occurrence as it is today, abortion back then was not a safe procedure. Even though the bible does not use the word 'abortion' or deal with its issues directly, Christians can use certain bible passages to support their views. However the bible does stress the sanctity of human life; abortion is intensically evil, life is a gift from god and we are all made under god's image. ...read more.

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God plans and knows every person before they are born, this is proven in Jeremiah 1:5: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. The Catholic Church teaches that life begins at conception and they believe that abortion is always wrong to kill an unborn child. They believe that it is sacred human life and has the same respect as any other human being. If a woman is raped and pregnancy is a result the Catholic Church would still not support an abortion, they say the child should not have to pay the price for someone else's crime. ...read more.

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The second century document, The Didache, says 'You shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the womb'. However protestant religions have exactly the same views as Catholics, that all abortion is wrong because from the moment of conception the foetuses life is sacred. They say abortion is the same as murder even if the child has not been born yet. On the other hand some Christians believe that abortion is discouraged not banned. They believe that in certain cases abortion is morally justifiable, also the Church of England view is that abortion is not generally acceptable but that each case is special, for instance when there is a risk to the woman's life or when a woman has been raped. ...read more.

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