As of today, there are still many questions and controversies surrounding the issue on abortion. Some pro-choice activists have argued that females should have the right to choose abortion or to give birth to a child. In contrast, some pro-life activists have argued that abortion should not be permitted because many believe abortion itself is the same idea as intentionally killing a human being. When it comes to the issue on abortion, there are differing reasons and views to consider. For example, from a Christianity standpoint, there are Christians who might support abortion, are against abortion, or will say abortion depends on the circumstances. From a Buddhism standpoint, there are Buddhists who will accept abortion because they…show more content… That is, “the ovum is fertilized, God creates an immortal soul and this soul has fused into the ovum” (Hardon, 2015). Roman Catholics define these three actions that occur simultaneously together as “human conception.” Additionally, according to excerpt 2270 from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n.d.)
Catechism teaches that life exists from the moment of conception and therefore no one should have the right to take this life away for whatever reason.
There are some Christians who may not agree with abortion because they believe the fetus in the mother’s womb to be one of God’s children and that God gave the fetus to the mother for her to love and protect (Pratte, 2008). If abortion is to be allowed, then this may be interpreted as murdering an unborn baby. While the bible doesn’t specifically address the issue on abortion, however, some Christians have claimed there to be teachings in the bible that makes it clear on what God thinks about abortion. For example, Exodus 21:22-25 states “someone who causes the death of a baby in the womb as for someone who commits murder” (Got Questions