The Teaching of the Roman Catholic Church and Their Influence on People's Views on Abortion

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The Teaching of the Roman Catholic Church and Their Influence on People's Views on Abortion

The R.C Church teaches that all human life is sacred. The word sacred

means devoted or help especially acceptable to a deity. Both the old

and new testaments teach that human life is sacred and should not be

terminated. God created life in his image and each one of us is like

him. To kill a human being is like killing a part of god and this has

greatly influenced the teachings of the R.C Church about abortion.

Human life must not be violated and in abortion we are doing exactly

that. The scriptures tell us that ''who ever sheds the blood of a man,

by man shall blood be shed; for god made man in his own image''

Genesis 9: 6-7. In the book of Luke we are told ''are not five

sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten by

God'' Luke 12: 6. The ultimate teaching is found in the fifth

commandment ''thy shall not kill'' thus providing that in god eyes

human life is precious.

This notion of sacredness epitomises the churches teaching that

abortion is immoral. Catholics believe that all life is sacred and see

the unborn baby as a human being from the moment of conception and a

gift from God. Abortion should not be used as a type of birth control

since it is ultimately murder.

The word 'abortion' means the death of the baby in the womb and its

expulsion from the mother's body. The UN declaration on the rights of

the child (1959) ''states the child by reason of his/her physical and

mental immaturity needs special safe guards and care including

appropriate legal protection'' before as well as after the birth.

Traditional Chr...

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... due to some sort of illness then abortion is seen as acceptable.

Some people will argue that god should be the only one with the right

to end a life as if an unborn child should be allowed to be terminated

by others then there will be more impertinence in society towards god

and his teachings. God has taught us that life is sanctified and it

must not be taken away. We should be thankful for this great gift from

god, which has brought happiness into our lives and if we are thankful

to god for giving us it then we should accept that he should be the

only one to end it.

I myself agree with this statement as I see god as the only giver,

sustainer and taker away of life. God may end our lives quickly,

painlessly or painfully but at the end of the day he offered us all a

change to experience life to its fullest.
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