Christian Attitudes towards Abortion

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Roman Catholics believe that life begins from the moment of conception, on the very first day of pregnancy. Some other Christians believe that the foetus cannot really be described as a person until later in the pregnancy, when it becomes more recognisably human. Others believe that it becomes a person when it is capable of surviving on its own, at about 22 weeks.

Roman Catholics believe that the killing of an unborn baby is morally wrong in all circumstances. However, if abortion is needed to save the mother's life, such as in the case…



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