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For as long as there has been recorded history, there have been recordings of the procedure now known as abortion. The Bible appears to be silent on the topic, which is of no support to Christian groups, especially Catholics, who believe that abortion is a mortal sin. In his book, “The Morality of Abortion: Legal and Historical Perspectives,” John T. Noonan (1970) states that “The Old Testament has nothing to say on abortion” (6). John Connery (1977) agrees with Noonan in his book “Abortion: The development of the Roman Catholic Perspective” where he writes, “If anyone expects to find an explicit condemnation of abortion in the New Testament, he will be disappointed. The silence of the New Testament regarding abortion surpasses even that of the Old Testament” (34). This is a difficult silence to understand when one considers the fact that abortions were widely practiced during the New Testament era in the Middle East. There were few recorded legal prohibitions against abortion in antiquity, and even fewer ancient laws protecting the practice (Gilbert 1).
Christian Responses to Abortion and Euthanasia Different Christians have different viewpoints on the issues of Abortion and Euthanasia. The Church of England states that life is god given and is to be; ‘Nurtured, supported and protected. ’ It views ending a human life at the beginning or end as; ‘A great moral evil.’ Also they have stated a case for ‘The rights of humans to be valued.’
As people, one have a freedom and speech and the will to do whatever one feel is right. Although some choices come with consequences rather they are good or bad. People are still going to place their own opinion, judge, or even fight what a certain person is doing because they do not believe it is right. When you come across something as broad as abortion it really gets people thinking. Some people see it as killing human and religious things, and some peo-ple are looking at it as something they had to do. Rather it is because they were raped, not ready, or it was going to harm them to go through this pregnancy. At what age does a baby re-ceive human right?
They believe that a fetus has the right to live, and it is not the decision of the mother to take away its life. After conducting research, it seems that pro-life activists are connected with religion, in Canada the activists form a coalition by the catholic churches and stand outside hospitals protesting against abortion. However it’s not only the church groups that are anti-abortion, Leah de Vries from the Windsor Star seem to be against it as well, Leah states, “Some people say that abortions are good but abortions have killed more living organisms than humans in 9-11 and all humans in every U.S. battle.”(deVries, 2013) Unfortunately, this a true, in fact, according to the world health organization they estimate 40-50 million abortions every year worldwide. As we read this paper they are already 34 million abortions in the current year of 2016, this number is referred by the “worldometer” website that uses statistical data by well-known organizations. Another unfortunate fact is “that 25% of all pregnancies now end in abortion” (Hanbury, 2016) from the Relevant Magazine, which is one in four pregnancies. But how does this have an impact in society? Basing of social mores, pro-life individuals believe that abortion is murder, in society they are many other options that are more moral than abortion, such as adoption. They also believe that if the women does
There are a lot of debates surrounding the term, “Abortion.” Some believe that abortion is a choice, while others groups like conservatives believe that it is a Sin, and should be illegal. Individuals have their own reasons to why they want to get an abortion, and that should not be limited by legislators. Abortion should be legal because it is the individual right whether to have a baby or not regardless of their situation. The second reason is in the case of rape and incest, the third reason is, whether the individual is capable of caring for the baby.
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Christians' Response to Abortion Contraception: A means of stopping conception (pregnancy) taking place by chemical or mechanical means. Abortion: Stopping the development of a foetus by chemical or mechanical means. There are many viewpoints on contraception from the different Christian churches. Most couples in today’s times feel they have the need to control the amount of children they have.
In this paper, I will discuss the pro- abortion argument presented by Judith Thomson. The main idea of Thomson’s argument is that abortion is morally permissible. In supporting her position, Thomson presents several arguments regarding the implications of the right to life that she believes the anti- abortion might have dwelled on. As I explain her arguments, I will also attempt to criticize her view on the topic.
Abortion has been a political, social, and personal topic for many years now. The woman’s right to choose has become a law that is still debated, argued and fought over, even though it has been passed. This paper will examine a specific example where abortion is encouraged, identify the Christian world views beliefs and resolution as well as the consequences of such, and compare them with another option.