Christianity and Abortion

Christianity and Abortion

  • Submitted By: blaine
  • Date Submitted: 05/24/2008 2:29 PM
  • Category: Religion
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The Christian belief in the sanctity of life is based on the teachings of famous Christians and on what they read in the bible, the teachings of Jesus. A quote from the bible which seems to support the view that abortion is wrong is from Psalm 139:13, verses 15-16, "You created every part of me; You put me together in my mother's womb… When my bones were being formed, Carefully put me together in my mother's womb.

When I was growing there in secret, You knew that I was there – You saw me before I was born.

The days allotted to me Had all been recorded in your book, Before any of them ever began." This seems to be saying that god has already begun to have an influence on the life of a person before they are even born. The life of a person is already unique and god has already given them their own identity before they are born. If this is true, and the quote seems to be saying that it is, then abortion would have to be seen as a crime on the same level as murder. There are no good grounds for murder, one of the Ten Commandments says, "Do not commit murder." So, if we were to consider only this quote then we would have to see abortion as fundamentally wrong, any justification for abortion would become a justification for murder, and we can see no justification for murder, the ultimate sin. Another quote from the bible would seem to strengthen this view, Jeremiah 1:4-5 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 seems to suggest, as did the last quote, that God decides the fate of the child before it is born, abortion would prevent the child from fulfilling its potential. This would be fundamentally wrong and would not have any justification, in performing an abortion, a doctor may unwittingly be ending the life of a famous prophet before it has even begun; something which anyone would have to agree is not a good thing....

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