The Christian Attitude Toward Abortion Abortion is defined as the deliberate termination of a foetus, or the ending of a pregnancy through medical means. In society today abortions are common and no justified reason has to be presented. The topic of abortion is quite a controversial issue and people today have a range of opinions and ideas on the matter. Some may argue it is the murdering of a child but others in defence to this may say that the foetus is not yet a child as before 24 weeks (this is the latest stage of pregnancy where a termination is permitted) of pregnancy all the features of the baby are not yet formed consequently making the foetus not a human being. This all depends on the time in which one believes life begins. There are many pro-abortion organisations such as the abortion reform group. Groups such as this believe that a woman should have the right to choose what happens to her body because in any case it is her body. They would also claim that it is not only wrong but also unfair to bring an unwanted child into the world. If the parents of the child had prior knowledge that the child would be in some way physically or mentally disabled then abortion is the right path not only for the parents but the child too as the child may suffer rejection and become a problem in society. A pro-abortion group would also allege that abortion is not an act of murder as it only destroys a collection of cells, which would be unable to survive external to the womb before 24 weeks of pregnancy. Another scenario in which abortion may be looked upon as acceptable is if as a result of giving birth the woman is at risk of dying p... ... middle of paper ... ... and a sin, completely disregarding such Christian principles as the sixth commandment of "thou shall not kill". Although there is no direct reference to abortion given in the bible there are many quotes that can be taken, with underlying messages, which could be referred to in the case of abortion. Although not all Christians express disapproval of the act completely, such as certain Protestants, a vast number do condemn the act regardless of the circumstances. As a Muslim I strongly agree with the majority of Christians, I believe life has been given by Allah (God) and who are we to take this life away with such a horrific act, life is such a precious gift, a blessing and no one on earth has the right to end another human life even in the case of an unborn foetus, in my opinion this right is only that of God's.
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