Human Life and Christianity Human life is sacred, this means life is precious and that no one has
the right to take life away only God. The Christian church teaches
life is a sacred gift from god.
In the bible we read, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness,
and let them rule over the fish and the sea, the birds of the air,
over the livestock, over the world and all the over creatures that
move along the ground '. The teaching of the Catholic Church is
expressed in the declaration on procured abortion in this the church
points out that respect for human life is ...view middle of the document...
Or that the foetus may be born with a serious physical or
mental handicap. Doctors are able to take into account her reasonable
foreseeable environment so social factors can be involved in the
medical decision. In 1990 another law was passed called the Human
Fertilization and embryology act. The act says abortion is acceptable
if the pregnancy is no longer than 24 weeks. The pregnancy involves
the risks to the mental or physical health of the pregnant women or
any existing children of the family.
There are many points against abortion, these are: The unborn child is
a separate human being. It is never just part of a Mothers body. By
letting women have abortions, society is taking the easy way out. We
should create a society were no child is unwanted. A foetus has a
right not to be killed. People with the most serious handicaps can
still lead a happy life. A foetus is a potential human being; one day
it could be a person.
The Roman Catholic teachings on abortion is that the church says that
abortion should be allowed under any circumstances, because even while
still very tiny and still hardly developed the baby growing in the
womb is the beginning of a human life,
And another human being should not end any life created by God at any
stage of its development. All life is precious as the psalmist says
'you created every part of me, you put me together in my Mothers wombâ€¦
When I was growing there in secret, you knew that I was there, you saw
me before I was born.
Mother Teresa also sums up the Catholic attitude we read in an
interview with the Tablet' God had created us to love and be loved,
she said, in his own image, as evidence of his love.' For this reason
I say abortion is the greatest evil. If anyone of you does not want
his own child, do not kill it, give it to me'
Also connected to issues involved in abortion and the sacredness of
life is euthanasia. Our beliefs in the value of life influenced by the
church also affect the way we see euthanasia.
Euthanasia is the act of bringing about the easy and gentle death of a
person, usually someone who is terminally ill or in great pain. For
this reason it is often called 'mercy killing'
There are two...