Abortion is a termination of a pregancy. A miscarriage is an abortion caused accidently.
The Bourne Case:
In 1938 Doctor Alex Bourne performed an abortion on a 14 year old girl who had been gang ***** by soldiers. He then gave himself into the police. At his trial the judge ruled that he has acted in good faith and he was aquitted.
What Christians Think About Abortion
What Christians Think About Abortion
Roman Catholics believe all life is sacred. They believe it is against the natural law. They believe that humans are made in the image of God and so shouldn't be just throw away. The Pope called abortion a great moral wrong. Roman Catholics believe that life begins when the sperm meets the egg therefore abortion of a fetus at any stage is murder.
Church Of England encourage people to think through the issues of abortion very carefully and they will recognise that indiduals will have their own opinoins. Church of England has stong oppisition to abortion and permitted abortions are strict and many alternative is prefered.
Anglican Church only call abortion morally legitimate if the life of the mother is threatened by the pregnancy, where the mother was ***** ot the child will be seriously handicapped. Anglican church stress that the need for 'compassion for the mother and a proper responsibility,' and therefore recognise that each situation is different.
'Not a potential human being but a human with potential.' Abortion affects God's divine plan.
5th Commandment 'Thou shall not kill.'
Psalm 139:13-15 ''You created every part of me in my mother womb, when my bones were being formed..... you knew I was there.''
Genesis 1 ''Go forth and multiply.... have many childern and your desentents will live all over the earth.''
Human life begins at conception therefore abortion is illegal.
Thousands of childless couples would give the baby a home.
Many women suffer emotionally due to an abortion.
What about fathers rights?
Abortion is murder of another human being.
'Treat others as you want them to treat you.' - Matt 7:12
'Don't condemn others and God won't condemn you. God will be as hard on you as you are on others! He will treat you exactly as you treat them.' - Matt 7:1
'I give you a new commandment; You must love each other as I have loved you,' - John 13:34
'You shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the womb and you shall not murder the infant already born,' - Didache.
'Human life is sacred; all men must recognise that fact,' - Pope
An abortion is never easy but no one is better suited than the women concerned to make the decision.
Modern science proves that the unborn child is a seperate human being from conception. It is never part of the mothers body.
By allowing abortion society is taking the easy way out.
Even in the womb the child has a right to life.
People with the worst handicaps can still live happy lives.
Abortion is discrimination.
Unborn babies have potential and their own personality and are unique.
Abortions can go wrong. They can leave huge mental and physical scars on women.
Killing is killing whether it is done in backstreets or openly.
Taking controll of your own fertility is everyones right but there is no such thing as a 100% safe contraceptive so women still need abortion.
Because opinon differs on when life begins a ,minority have no right to impose views on the rest of us.
A foetus is only a potential human life, but there can be no agurment over the humanity of the women.
Doctors have no special moral or ethnic training which makes them fitter than pregnant women to make these sorts of decisions.
There will always be women who dont want childern at all and that choice should be respected.
No society has ever known where abortion has not exsited in some form, no matter what others have said.
Every child has the right to be a wanted child. Abortion saves thousands of childern from being unwanted and saves society many problems.
It is more trauma to give up a child for adoption rather than abortion.
Even if abortion was a crime thousands of women would still take the risk in back street abortions.
If a women is ***** then an abortion is a kind and practical way of helping her.