‘Abortion is always wrong…’
Abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy usually before 24 weeks of pregnancy. Many agree that abortion is wrong because you are playing God as you are taking the act upon who can live and who cannot. The fifth commandment is ‘You shall not kill’ and by killing an innocent unborn child you are no better than a murder. The Roman Catholic Church believes that life begins at conception and that it is unacceptable in all situations. Jeremiah 1:5- ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you’ killing something you already know would break the unique connection that a mother and their foetus have. The Church of England believe that a foetus is God-given life so should be protected, if you then kill the unborn child you do not respect God and therefore think you are better that him. Others disagree and believe that abortion is acceptable. If the mother’s life is at risk or her mental/physical well-being is at risk. The fifth commandment is ‘You shall not kill’ and by proceeding with the pregnancy it wouldn’t be fair on other children she has if she died, as they would receive the love that they need if there mother died from the pregnancy. The Baptist Church believes that abortion may be lesser of two evils if the mother’s life is in danger. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ‘your body is a temple’ so why should mothers have to take such a dangerous risk in order to have a child. Also if the foetus had a physical disability or deformity is it fair on the baby for it to have disadvantages and not have the same life as others. I think that abortion in some cases is acceptable because although I don’t think it is fair that an innocent unborn baby is killed but if the mother’s life is at risk or child has an unfair life because of a problem it has been born with I believe these are the cases. Sometimes if a woman is raped and end up pregnant I believe that is an acceptable case that abortion should allowed.
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