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What Biblical or Church teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion?

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A - ii) What Biblical or Church teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion? When talking and discussing abortion it is necessary to look at all the points of view and beliefs from different churches. In the bible abortion is not mentioned under "abortion" it has always been down to a Christian to choose where abortion fits, is it murder? Or is just like a miscarriage. Abortion is a topic with a variety of views. For instance in Christianity different denominations have different opinions. Catholics When Catholics discus abortion their view is abortion is a sin in all cases as they believe the quote from the bible of "Do not kill" - Exodus 20:13 they believe that abortion is killing and that to have an abortion it is murder and goes against one of Gods 10 commandments. ...read more.

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chose me even before I was born" Galatians 1:15 this means they believe that God has chosen the identity and personality of every baby that is conceived and therefore no one should interfere with Gods plan. However, they allow abortion in some circumstances: - When the life of the mother is in danger - When the children the mother is already bringing up might suffer badly if a new baby arrives. - When the pregnancy is the consequence of rape Orthodox Church The Orthodox Church generally says no to abortion because of the reason that it goes against Gods commandment "thou shalt not kill" - Exodus 20:13 Quakers Quakers don't have an authorised view given by their leader on abortion. ...read more.

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"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." Jeremiah 1 v 5. This quote shows that God said that a foetus is already classed a person and not just a ball of cells. God plans each child and therefore Gods plan should not be intercepted. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Job 1:21 When this quote was introduced it was to say that only God can choose when a life should begin and when a life should end. It is not the mothers choice or anybody else's, but it is the Lords decision. Before I was born, the LORD chose me and appointed me to be his servant Isaiah 49:1 This quote states that God sets the plans and the futures of children before they are even born. Therefore ...read more.

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