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Many people have many different views on abortion, there are some people called Pro-Life who fight that abortion is wrong under all circumstances and there are also people called Pro-Choice who fight that it is up to the woman to decide weather or not to have an abortion. The Catholic Church would be considered very Pro-Life because they believe that abortion is wrong under all circumstances. The Catholic Church is in agreement with Natural Moral Law. Natural Moral Law was started by St Thomas Aquinas who believed that God made the world for a reason. The reason was to let life prosper and doing anything to destroy life such as abortion would be against Gods wishes. Psalm 139 says "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." This seems to be spoken through the eyes of an unborn child and tells us how God create them. Luke 12:9 says "But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God." I believe that this is saying that anyone who destroy life (kills) will be turned away form heaven because it is one of the Ten Commandments, Six: "You shall not murder." ...read more.


What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about. If I fulfil this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honoured with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot. But it has had to be changed due to the content of the original oath, especially that part that states "I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy." The new oath is:- I swear to fulfil, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant: I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow. I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, avoiding those twin traps of over treatment and therapeutic nihilism. I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug. ...read more.


Some people feel that abortion is fine in an ectopic pregnancy, which would cause death to the pregnant woman. Other feel that if the child would be handicapped, either physically or mentally, the pregnancy a result of rape. I agree with these statements, because in an ectopic pregnancy I would opt to save the woman and not the child, because there is her family and friends to consider. With a handicapped it is a huge responsibility for the mother and if she doesn't feel she could cope, it seems only fair, for her mental health. In a pregnancy as a result of rape, as rape is a very traumatic event which already damages a woman's mental health, carrying a child would be a memory of something people try and forget and every child has the right to come into this world with loving parents and in this situation it would not always be the case. There are many organizations such as SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) who aim to defend and promote the existence and value of human life from the moment of conception, and to defend and protect human life generally. SPUC would be what is called a Pro-Life organization. There are other organizations that are Pro-Choice such as PCRC (Pro-Choice resource centre), who encourage that woman have abortions if they feel they want/need one. ...read more.

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