Teachings of Catholics About Abortion Essay

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Teachings of Catholics About Abortion Catholics today agree that to directly end the life of a foetus in the womb is a serious moral sin. Genesis tells us "Life begins at conception". This would suggest that from the moment of conception, the foetus is a human and has rights to life. "You shall not murder" Exodus 20:13 informs us that even if the child is in the womb it still has a life and having an abortion is seen as killing someone. "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you." Jeremiah 1:5, suggests that God knows the soul of every foetus, and therefore proves that the fertilised egg is a human life. Catholics believe that God's spirit lives in every person, even in an unborn child…show more content…
This means that as soon as the egg is fertilized it is seen as a new life. Therefore, it would be true to say that Catholics are against abortion since "Thou shall not kill" is one of the commandments. By having an abortion a life is destroyed. This is known as murder. The only time Catholics accept, but not necessarily agree with abortion, is when the mother is in great danger, and is likely to die if the pregnancy continues. However, this does not cover the issue of when a woman has been raped. Catholics believe that is it wrong to kill a child for the wrong doings of the father and for that reason should not be aborted. Overall, the killing of a child is wrong, no matter whether it is in a womb or not. As a Catholic, we would see that having an abortion is a form of murder and therefore a moral sin. AO3 Abortion is never justified. Discuss. Abortion is an issue which many people have strong feelings about. But should the foetus have equal rights to the mother? Some people may feel that if a mother was carrying an unwanted child, they should not be forced to keep the child just because of religious beliefs. She is the one that would have to carry the child for 9 months, so should have every option open to her. The life of the mother is more important than the foetus if she is in real danger. The baby would not know a thing since
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