Christians' Views on Abortion and Euthanasia
Abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy. Pro Life is a
belief that abortion is murder, as life begins at the moment of
conception and Pro Choice is the belief that the woman who is pregnant
should make her own decision.
The Roman Catholic Church believes that abortion is murder. “Do not
kill” Exodus 20: 1-17 is one of the Ten Commandments, in their eyes
life begins at conception and so abortion would be classed as murder.
Pope Paul IV wrote a Human Vitae in which stated that it was an
absolute rule for human’s to accept abortion and the in 1970 the Roman
Catholic Church reiterated this ...view middle of the document...
Some more alternatives to Abortion would be seeking help from
different organizations such as Social Services, NSPCC and Life. They
would help take care of the baby, and assist in filling out benefit
forms for baby equipment, believing in a pro-choice way of life where
Christians have free will.
Euthanasia is another widely discussed controversial topic where a
patient who is dying or in intolerable pain asks someone to help him
or her to die to avoid any further suffering. The Roman Catholic
Church believes that like Abortion it is very wrong. Life is sacred
and euthanasia promotes a ‘profound change in the way life and
relationships’ they believe that it is right to ease the suffering of
the terminally ill. If a side effect is that he will ultimately die it
is justly rightful.
The Synod on behalf of the Church of England reiterates that the
rights of humans are to be valued. 1n 1993 the Synod published a
report that stated that a person has a right to refuse treatment but
he or she does not have a right in law to die at a time of his
choosing. Quaker guidance states ‘we do not state down rules, we offer
a process for working out the decision that is right for each