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Abortion issues... Personhood

From conception:

  • pope Pius Ix- person is created at conception and therfore abortion is murder.
  • pre-embryo contains everything necessary to become a human.
  • reigilous approaches consider conception to be the beginging of Gods work.
  • even if it is argued that a pre-embryo is only  potentially human it couls be argued that the destruction of a potential human is morally wrong as the destruction of a human.

At Ensoulment:

  • RCC say that boys recieve thier souls at 40 days and girls at 90 days.


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