From this they believe that abortion is wrong. The Pro Life Campaign tells the views of Roman Catholics, "God is the Lord of life and death - a person's ultimate value stems from God and no individuals can take it upon themselves in total mastery over the life of another". This means that God brought humans into this world and only he has the right to take their lives away. No one should have the righ... ... middle of paper ... ...he child. On the other hand, Roman Catholics would believe that abortion is always murder and wrong.
The Beliefs Christians Hold about Their Responsibility at the Beginning and End of Their Lives Christians believe in the sanctity of life, and that all life is scared. God creates all life and therefore only he may take that away. In Corinthians 1, it states that the body is a temple and should be looked after. If a woman falls pregnant, the child is seen as a gift from God, and anything God does he has a reason for. Roman Catholics believe that abortion is murder.
Abortion is intentionally putting an end to a human pregnancy. The Catholic Church has very strict views on this subject matter. To begin with one of the Ten Commandments Catholic’s are forced to live by is “You shall not kill” (Exodus 20:13). Taking the life of a baby whether it is in the women’s womb or not is murder in the opinion of a Catholic. If you abort a baby, you are killing a living being in a Catholic eyes, it has potential to walk on this earth one day.
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.
This is because people who are disabled don't want to be, but they don't want to be dead either. They have their rights. The Roman Catholic church states that life begins at conception and that abortion is a crime. Christians believe that the world was created by God and that all human beings come from God. Human beings are therefore given the responsibility to take care of life.
On the contrary, you should ‘love respect and promote life’ (The Gospel of Life, Paul II). In order to do this, one must carry out God’s plan of procreation with love and intentions to multiply. By having an abortion, one is doing the exact opposite. Not only are they killing an innocent human being, but they are killing a child of God. Also, man is not the final judge in matters such as life and death, he is only a ‘minister of God’s plan’ (Humanae Vitae, Paul VI).
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.
Roman Catholics also believe in Natural Law, which is allowing nature to take its course and not interfering with nature. The teaching was repeated in 1995 by the Church in an encyclical that said, "By the authority which Christ conferred upon Peter and his successors, and in communion with the bishops of the Catholic Church, I confirm that the direct and voluntary killing of an innocent being is always gravely immoral". Although, Roman Catholics do accept abortion when the life of the mother is in danger as a result of her being pregnant. The Protestant tradition takes a less hard line as Catholics do in the abortion debate. It accepts that there are certain situations when abortion is an unavoidable consequence of deciding between 'lesser of two evils'.
People who have had an abortion think that it was the best thing to do because of their individual situations and experiences and would disagree. However others would agree, because of their religious beliefs or opinions on when life begins. Catholics would agree with the statement abortion is never justified. They believe that life begins at conception and by having an abortion you are killing another human being that has equal rights to life with its mother. The church teaches that every human is made in God’s image spiritually.
Many Christians and Churches believe that an induced abortion is an evil, violating this commandment of Exodus 20: 13 as, the Roman Catholic Church, for example believe a foetus is a person from the moment of conception. The most important teachings to be used in such a discussion would be that on the sanctity of life. Christians believe that God made man in His image as said in Genesis 1:26, when God says 'Let Us make man in Our image'. If God has done such, surely life must be holy or sacred, like Himself. This leads to the belief that children are a gift from God, as said in Genesis 4:1-2, to be brought up in accordance with His Will, to His praise and gl... ... middle of paper ... ...d forgive her if she were truly sorry it had to be that way.