Christians have strong views on abortion and different denominations have different opinions. Roman Catholics believe that falling pregnant is a gift from God and abortion is unacceptable in all cases. They also believe that life begins at conception so abortion is murder. Other Christian denominations also believe this and are pro-life. The Church of England disagrees with abortion but gives exceptions in extreme circumstances such as the mother’s health is at risk.
Birth control and abortion are controversial topics in the Roman Catholic Church. The church teaches that birth control usage and abortions are banned because it prohibits the creation of new life. However, this teaching is outdated because pregnancy is risky and it is expensive to raise a child adequately in this decade. Many women and men do not want the responsibility of a child. Several women chose to get an abortions because of the way the child was conceived.
Christians' Views on Abortion and Euthanasia Not all Christians react in the same way to either abortion or euthanasia. Christian denominations teach different things based on differentiating views on the bible and natural law. The Roman Catholic Church is against abortion and is constantly speaking out against it, there are many ways in which pro life Roman Catholics protest against abortion for example they could join a pro-life group such as the society for the protection of unborn children (SPUC) or LIFE these are the most known out of the groups that campaign for a change in the laws to stop or decrease the number of abortions carried out in the United Kingdom. By joining one of these groups people from any Christian tradition along with non-religious members can help provide counselling and advice to women who are, or think they might be pregnant. Roman Catholics can also go to demonstrations and write to the government.
Pro life is when people oppose or don’t support the right to life of an abortion. People that that are pro-life think that abortion is a murder of the fetus, the child inside the woman. Religion also plays a role in abortion. Many religions think that abortion is not a rightful thing to do and some do not allow it. In the encyclopedia of the Global Religion, Maguire says in his section of the encyclopedia that with Christianity for example, the Roman Catholic hierarchy disagrees with the act of contraception and abortion.
To have an abortion or to accept euthanasia are very serious decisions and Christians believe that they should not be encouraged for social reasons. E.g. Abortion is not another form of contraception. It should only be considered in the most serious circumstances. Abortion: Abortion can be spontaneous and is then regarded as a miscarriage or it can be an operation, which causes the premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb.
A Christian point of view is that they believe that the world is created by God. Therefore all beings in the world come from God in one form or another. Human beings have a responsibility to care for all life, for everything in the world. The Church of England and most of the Protestant churches agree with the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches in principle but they agree that each case is special. Therefore while abortion is generally not accepted, it may be permitted in certain cases: Ÿ If there is a serious risk to the mother's life.
Therefore, Catholic believers seek to obey their God by avoiding contraception; however, what they do not know is that they are obeying a rule enforced by a man who could not control his own sexuality. The Church argued that their opposition to birth control pill was still valid in the 1960’s because “the chance of becoming pregnant has always kept a girl on the right path,” and since the pill erased this fear, young girls will become promiscuous and therefore make immoral decisions (Asbell, 1995, p. 173). The pope also argued that the pill is merely a new form of abortion, which is also strictly forbidden among Christians, even though most believed that the pill was not a form of abortion, but would definitely reduce abortion rates since unwanted pregnancy would become less frequent (Cafe, 2011, para. 9; Asbell, 1995, p. 202). Although other religions were critical about contraception, especi... ... middle of paper ... ...ot murder an unborn child whatsoever.
Why Christians Oppose Abortion Abortion, the termination of an unborn child from a pregnant mother, is a topic that which has raged on for hundreds of years. Two sides to the idea exist. Pro-choice groups are for abortion, or the choice of the mother. Pro-life groups are against abortion or for the life of the baby. Yet why is it that pro-life groups are mainly made up of practising Christians?
Only God can end life." The Roman Catholics also believe that life begins at conception, so if a baby is aborted, the Roman Catholics see it as killing a living human and that is breaking one of the ten commandments," thou shalt not kill." Many Christians believe that a physically or mentally ill person is still able to enjoy life. No baby can be accepted for abortion if the parent does not have a good excuse for one. If a woman is raped, and is made pregnant, it is acceptable for the woman to have an abortion because it would not be
Exploring How Christians Put Their Beliefs About Abortion Into Action Abortion is the premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb or an operation to cause it. In Britain abortion is currently a legal procedure which is undertaken by thousands of women each year. The churches have very different views on abortion. The Roman Catholic Church is against abortion no matter what the circumstances are. The Quakers and the Anglican Church are more open to abortion.