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There are many issues and arguments raised when the subject abortion is mentioned.

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ABORTION COURSEWORK There are many issues and arguments raised when the subject 'abortion' is mentioned. The Roman Catholic Church believes that abortion is wrong. They believe that human life is sacred. They teach that God will never forget a person and so they are very special to him: "So the Lord answers, '...Even if a mother should forget her child, I will never forget you. Jerusalem, I can never forget you! I have written your name ion the palm of my hand.'" (Isaiah 49). The Church believes that a human life is a unique thing and it should be treasured. God knows everyone of us personally before we are even conceived and so has a very special relationship with each one of us: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." (Jeremiah 1:5 NIV). Each person has a special talent or gift; a vocation, which makes them important in life so therefore no-one should take the opportunity from them except God. God is believed to give life and so he should therefore have the right to decide when he should take that life. The quote from the Bible which is Genesis 1:28, supports the Church's idea that God gives life and so should be the one to take it: "He created them male and female, blessed them and said 'Have many children, so that your descendants will live all over the earth.'" The Roman Catholic Church believes that abortion is wrong. They teach that life begins at conception so in effect abortion is the murder of an innocent life. It also goes against God's Plan: "Whether inflicted upon the mother or upon the child, it is against the precept of God and the Law of Nature: 'Thou shalt not kill.'" This statement means that abortion is a sin because it goes against one of the Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt not kill." ...read more.

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I would also talk about some of the Anti-abortion groups and what they believe. This is mainly that the child has a right to live and that "a woman does have a right to do what she likes with her own body, but that the unborn child is a separate life and has rights too - the right to life." They believe that abortion works towards the anti-child society, which is leading to more abuse and neglect. They may argue that adoption is the safer and kinder method to give up a child, as there are many couples who want a baby and who cant have one. If a woman found out that her unborn child would be disabled I would tell her about the different views are for abortion. I would state that the view of the Roman Catholic Church is God loves everybody equally no matter how disabled or ill you are. They teach that human life is sacred and that God values every human in the world. He thinks that life should be given by him and taken by him and that no one else has the right to change that. The Roman Catholic Church thinks that the parents should love the child unconditionally no matter what they are like or how they will be in the future. Also the Anti-Abortion groups including many Christian groups believe that the disabled person can lead a "very happy and fulfilled life, in the same way that a person who is not disabled may lead a very sad and lonely life." They state that disabled children may have talents like the people in the Para-Olympics and live rewarding lives. They also believe it isn't guaranteed that a child who isn't disabled will not have an accident, which will leave them disabled. Is it right to then abandon the child because it can't walk or speak like the parents would want. They could also argue that a disabled child could just be dyslexic or short-sighted. ...read more.

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They also believe that surrogacy is unacceptable as there is the third person involved and they are meddling with the life of another person's baby. Therefore the Roman Catholic Church believes that fertility treatment is acceptable as long as certain rules are followed (i.e. no third person to be involved). Many Christians (like Liberal Christians) believe that things like AHI and AID are unacceptable as well as many other fertility treatments because in the end you are messing with nature and Gods Plan to make life and take it away. Overall I agree with the statement as I feel that abortion and euthanasia interrupt God's Plan of life and death. Another situation that I don't agree with as it goes against God's Plan is suicide. The Roman Catholic Church believes that suicide is morally wrong and that it is a 'deadly sin' that cannot be forgiven. Suicide is an act of despair but surely Christians are meant to look to God for guidance in such absence of hope and love. They are in effect rejecting God when they commit suicide. The Roman Catholic Church says that is a 'mortal sin' and the 'ultimate act of despair.' I believe that suicide is rejecting God as you can always find salvation in him through the bible or through church. Therefore I think that suicide is interfering with the fact that God gives life and only God can take it away. I feel that you can always turn to God and that committing suicide is the easy way out. It effects God's Plan of life and death so therefore I do not agree with suicide. I do however agree with the statement at the start: 'God gives life and only God can take it away.' I feel that anything i.e. abortion or suicide goes against God's Plan and that the situations could get out of control and God could be put aside so that people can decide what has the right to live or die. I however feel that God and only God has the right to decide who lives and who dies. ...read more.

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