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The Abortion Debate This Essay Is About the Issue of Abortion, the Christian Churches View Point On Abortion, Whether It’S Legal or Illegal To Have an Abortion and What Implications Does It Have On Modern Day Society and Individuals.

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The Abortion Debate This essay is about the issue of abortion, the Christian Churches view point on abortion, whether it's legal or illegal to have an abortion and what implications does it have on modern day society and individuals. Abortion is an induced termination of pregnancy and expulsion of a baby that is incapable of survival. Abortion, in some form, has existed in the human race for centuries. Ancient tribes would sometimes be forced to move quickly, and pregnant women could slow the entire tribe down. Abuse of the woman's abdomen, and later abuse through excessive horseback riding, could cause the baby to be born prematurely. This baby was then either killed or left to die. Unfortunately, the mother also frequently died during the birthing. Today abortion is much safer for the mother, but just as deadly to the child. There are many different ways an abortion can be performed. Different methods are used under different circumstances and after different developments of the embryo or foetus. No method of abortion is 100% safe, and no method is 100% successful. For example Dilatation and Curettage, this is a process that is Generally performed in the first or early second month. ...read more.

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Christians are taught about their religion through teachings from the Bible. They also follow what the Pope and other religious teachers tell them. These teachings help guide Christians through life. Christians believe that this is what they have been taught. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depth of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:13-16). We notice that Psalm refers to the individual meaning God. This quote suggests that God created every human being unique from any other human being and we all should thank him for making us our own individuals. Another quote to back this up is from the 'Declaration on procured abortion' by the Roman Catholic Church in 1974, it says, "From the time the ovum is fertilized a new life is begun. ...read more.

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Some of these people joined together to form an organisation called SPUC - the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child. I think that Christians might support this organisation because of their belief that life is sacred. They might believe that it is wrong to do nothing to stop abortion, because the Bible teaches about the importance of defending the weak "Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked"(Psalm82: 4) PCA - an organisation that supports the abortion issue The Pro-Choice Alliance is a group that campaigns and supports women to have an abortion without having to give anyone a reason. The organisation believes that it is wrong for women to have to explain their personal circumstances to a doctor so he/she could decide whether that person should have an abortion. They think that women are mature and sensible for making their own decisions in life therefore nobody should try to interfere with any decision that is being made. Some Christians might support this organisation attending a demonstration to publicise their views or they might use passages from the Bible, which teaches that men and women have equal rights so then they can show that women are responsible for their own decisions. ...read more.

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