A Christian Response to Abortion

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A Christian Response to Abortion Christians will all respond to the issue of abortion in different ways. Some Christians will follow the teaching of their church and strictly follow the rules that are laid out by that church. Others will look at the bible and see if they can adopt an attitude to abortion which best suits what is written. Other Christians may follow the life example and teachings of Jesus trying to re-live his way of life as Christians believe that Jesus is God, and they would believe that God knows exactly what are the right and wrong things to do. Some Christians may ask their friends and family how they feel about abortion even asking their priest what their opinion maybe. Some Christians form their own opinions even if it does go against the teachings of their church. The Roman Catholic Church sees a life starting at the moment of conception. Life is a gift from God made in his image and likeness, and from the moment of conception they should be treated equally as any other human being with all the rights of a human being. The Roman Catholic Church has always been against abortion and a second century church teaching, the Didache said; "You shall not kill by abortion, the fruit of the womb" This clearly shows that most Roman Catholics should be against abortion in all circumstances. By saying "You shall not kill by abortion" suggests that abortion is murder and that to abort an unborn child is exactly the same as killing a normal human being. The Apostolic Constitution written in the 4th century stated "Though shalt not slay thy child by causing abortion, nor kill that which is already born, for e... ... middle of paper ... ...nt them from wanting to carry on. They will even find the houses of doctors who perform abortions and kill them. They would believe that what they are doing is fighting for the lesser of the two evils. Because they believe that doctors who perform abortions are murdering innocent human life Other Christians will support abortion and may even be abortion doctors themselves. This shows their love for other people, their agape love towards others. If they help people who need abortions than they see they are doing a good act and they believe it would be seen good to God. To find one Christian response to abortion is very hard. Abortion is such a complex issue that there will never and has never been one Christian answer. Therefore there is no one Christian response but there are many different Christian responses.
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