What is meant by the word abortion?

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What is meant by the word abortion? The dictionary definition of abortion is “the induced expulsion of a foetus from the womb before it is able to survive independently.”

Whereas the medical definition is the premature exit of the products of conception (the foetus, fetal membranes, and placenta) from the uterus (miscarriages also count as an indirect abortion)

In the UK it is illegal to have an abortion after twenty four weeks apart from life threatening circumstances. To society in general abortion is a taboo, many people choose to ignore the issues around abortion and dismiss it as an everyday procedure because of the amount of women having abortion. But what they don’t take into consideration is the suffering women go through when having an abortion, Most women believe that their child is not alive in their womb until late on in the pregnancy but what they don’t know is that a human being is perfectly formed by week 9 of the pregnancy and it looks like a small human. If women knew this before having abortion they would be horrified at the thought of an abortion, and in some cases women have become suicidal after finding out that they killed a perfectly formed human being.


In the fight against abortion Christians use many different biblical references and church teachings to try discourage women from having abortions.

 The main argument against abortion is the sanctity of life - All life is sacred, God gave life and only God can take away life. This argument states how only God has the right to take away life therefore abortion is going against god’s will.

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God created the world and everything on it so even before you are conceived he has a plan for you; therefore if a mother chooses to have an abortion she is ruining his plan for that aborted life. Jeremiah Chapter 1 Verse 5 – “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.”

Abortion is murder but many mothers do not realize they are destroying a precious human being and are destroying god’s temple and his spirit by ...

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