Looking at Abortion
Abortion is 'the intentional destruction of a foetus or the inducing of a premature expulsion from the womb to cause its death'. This definition sounds rather barbaric and it leads us to ask who could support such an idea.
In looking at the case for abortion, there are a number of groups in support of this such as the National Abortion Campaign who want us to realise that usually the woman who is having the baby is best qualified to judge what is the right decision. There is a large difference of opinion over when life begins and it is argued that a minority of people have no right to impose their views on the rest of us. A foetus is only a potential human life in
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There is also a very strong case against abortion. Modern science has proved that unborn child is a separate human being and not just a part of his or her mother's body. By allowing abortion society is taking the easy way out and not giving life a chance, it should concentrate about improving life in society. Unfortunately for those in the pro-choice lobby the Christian viewpoint is very much against abortion with the church believing that life begins at conception. The Bible itself makes a number of contributions to the topic of abortion. In Psalm 139:13-16 it says: 'you created every part of me; you put me together in my mother's womb. /When my bones were being formed, carefully put together in my mother's womb when I was growing there in secret, you knew I was there/The days allotted to me had all been recorded in your book, before any of them ever began.' This scripture emphasises the fact that to God all human beings are very important as it was he who allocated life to them. In Jeremiah 1: 4&5 it says 'The Lord said to me, 'I chose you before I gave you life, and before you were born I selected you to be a prophet to the nations'. This scripture shows how God finds every potential human as special. The Church as a whole makes it clear it is against abortion as