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Why do many Christians oppose abortion? Abortion is a premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb

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Hannah Broughton Why do many Christians oppose abortion? Abortion is a premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb. The Abortion Act says: -2 doctors must agree that an abortion is needed, -The abortion is carried out on registered premises, -The baby is not yet capable of surviving apart from the mother. Many Christians oppose abortion because they believe that other people don't have the right to play God and believe in the Bible's principle of the Sanctity of Life which means that this is their belief, that all life is holy or sacred and it is not up to other humans to decide the fate of another living humans life whether they have been born or are still growing and forming in the mother's womb. The Bible backs up Christians views on being against abortion by stating overall in Genesis 1:27-Life is God given' and in Exodus 20:13 it says-'Life should not be destroyed.' There are some Christians who believe the Bible says nothing about abortions. In one sense this is true. There is no direct teaching that says 'You shall/shall not allow a woman to have an abortion' despite the fact that abortions did happen in biblical times. Thus the case for and against abortion is generally a cumulative one. 'Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness"... ...read more.

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The Bible leaves no such confusion. Consider the following. "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me." (Psalm 51:5). In Psalm 51, David is showing his repentance for the adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband. In verse 5, he acknowledges that he was sinful from the moment of conception. This is reaffirmed by the Apostle Paul in Romans 5:12-"Wherfore, as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." Ever since Adam and Eve rebelled against God, their fallen nature has been passed on from generation to generation through the father's seed. But notice that David spoke of himself in a personal way even when considering his conception. He said 'I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.' It was David himself who was conceived. "Thou has covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them." ...read more.

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But this is not merely a religious issue, it is primarily a human rights issue, a civil rights issue, and our nation and other western nations, make laws to protect civil and human rights." I personally don't agree with abortion at all because I believe life is God given and who are we to play God with it. Also there are many people and couples all over the world who cant have children and would dearly love to have children and that is some couples dream abut then you get the stupid people who think if they get pregnant it is easy because they can just go and have an abortion. In some ways I think having an abortion is too much of an easy option and a lot of people don't think about it before hand because they know the option is there so most people go straight for the easy option. I would think twice if I knew the baby was going to be born extremely disabled or had a life threatening condition of some sort anyway but then shouldn't you love your child no matter what. I could understand if it was the case where a woman had been sexually assaulted in some way and had fallen pregnant but then why get rid of the child when that child has done absolutely nothing and why not give it a chance at life because it is not the baby's fault. Apart from these points, overall I don't agree with abortion in the slightest possible way. ...read more.

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