Christian teachings and abortion.

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Maddy Allen                  RE

10F                12/07/03


Abortion is when an embryo or foetus is removed from the womb before the birth is taken place. When the foetus or embryo is removed they are destroyed. This can only legally be done before the mother reaches 28 weeks of the pregnancy.

There are a lot of arguments about whether abortion should be legal or not. Some people belief that it is the same a murder because the foetus is alive in the womb. They belief if you were to abort the baby then you are killing it which is therefore murder.

Other people believe that because the foetus is not fully developed and still in the mother’s womb, then it is not born yet so there for it is not murder. Then there is a believe that abortion is acceptable in some circumstances e.g. If some one were to get pregnant through rape or if they were too young to give the child a good life or the child were to be handy cap etc.  

Christian teachings

In the Christian religion abortion is considered very wrong. The Church of England teaches that abortion is very serious is should only be done if a last resort or under certain circumstances, the final decision should be made by the parents. But over all Christians believe that abortion is wrong. Christians believe that life is a gift from God so there for they would not believe in abortion.

The Bible says “I chose you before I gave you life, and before you were born I selected you to be prophet to the nation” This is from the bible so it means that God chose us before we were born and before we were conceived. This might effect someone’s decision about abortion because it shows that God chooses who is born so why should it be up to somebody else to choose to take somebody else’s live. It also shows why Christians teach that we are all special because we were all selected by God.

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Also another quote from the bible is “Surely you know that you are Gods temple and the Gods Spirit lives in you! So if anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For Gods temple is holy, and you yourselves are his temple.” This means that everybody was made by God, everybody is special so no one should hurt or destroy anybody. This shows that people who do follow the Christian religion would be very much against abortion. This quote shows that if you were to destroy a baby (foetus) then you would be destroying part of God or ...

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