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What is meant by the word abortion?

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People are not always sympathetic towards single mothers. . (This highlights the difference between abortion on demand and the 1967 act) (ii) What biblical and church teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion? The oldest known Christian document, written about 70CE says: "You shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the womb and you shall not murder the infant already born". This seems very straightforward. Christians should not support abortion in any way. The Catechism of the Catholic church says "from the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognised as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life" Roman Catholics are in agreement with the previous reference, and are totally opposed to abortion in any circumstance, as abortion is in fact murder. The General Synod of the Church of England states that "All human life, including life developing in the womb, is created by God in his own image and is therefore to be nurtured, supported and protected", and that "Marriage is the ideal context for the procreation and rearing of children", however the Church of England recognises that in some circumstances such as severe handicap, danger to the mother or child, or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, it is kinder and more appropriate for both the mother and child if an abortion is had. ...read more.

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