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What is Abortion?

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Abortion Part A Abortion is the premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb. You need to perform an operation to perform this. Abortion is now legal if two doctors agree on either of the following: * That continuing the pregnancy means that there is a risk to the woman's health. Or that of her existing children greater than if the pregnancy was terminated, allowing up to 24 weeks of pregnancy * Or that continuing the pregnancy would involve severe damage to the woman's mental or physical health greater than if the pregnancy was terminated. Or there is a strong risk of severe handicap in the expected child. Or the woman's life is at risk if the pregnancy continues without time limit. The abortion debate has been going on for many years. At the heart of the matter is the key question "when does life begin?" Although all Christians believe that life is a sacred gift from God, a disagreement exists between the churches over whether abortion is morally acceptable. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that life begins at the moment of conception and therefore Morally Unacceptable. Although Anglicans too believe in the sanctity of life, Anglicans may argue that under exceptional circumstances abortion may be necessary and therefore justifiable. ...read more.


It is never just a part of his mothers body. The Catholic Church believes that abortion is a sin in all cases whereas the protestant church believes that abortion is acceptable in certain cases. Like if a women is raped and becomes pregnant then offering an abortion is a humane and practical way of helping her. This statement is likely to be used by a protestant. People with the most awful handicaps can lead happy, creative and fulfilled lives. This may be a response by a catholic. Catholics may respond to the question of abortion by saying God gives life and that they are accountable to God. Also that God is the giver of life and therefore only God may end it. Other Christians may say that that they accept that life comes from God but there is nothing in the bible, which states that abortion is wrong. Christians have to decide for themselves. Catholics believe that since all human life begins at conception. All humans should be equally protected by the law from conception to natural death. Whether or not the human being concerned is wanted or handicapped, it follows that the destruction of unborn life is always wrong. Within the Christian Church there is generally a keen desire to follow and apply the teachings of the Bible. ...read more.


I'm not saying that too many bad stuff and bad people is the reason to not bring a baby into this world. What is the point of bringing a baby into this world if you cannot or do not have the resources and food to take care of it? With pollution adding on to the problem, it could make things worse. Also, don't forget that most people we bring into the world, the more pollution there will be. The only thing that I disagree about abortion (and this goes to the women that choose to have a abortion)is; why do you guys have to waste thousands of dollars on it, when you should be wearing protection like condoms or birth control pills so you don't have to even worry about it in the first place? Do not get me wrong. I do enjoy life being born into this world and that I do support life very much. However, I am also not going to limit a person's freedom of choosing to bring life into the world or not. It would be stupid to bring a baby, a life, into this world if we ended up not being able to take care of it because of limited resources and pollution. Anyway, there is my opinion on why I disagree with Christian's views on abortion. ?? ?? ?? ?? Uche Umekwe ...read more.

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