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of conception, their proof that abortion is wrong, is quotes that, state life begins at conception, people are formed in the image of God and murder is wrong. Anti abortion groups and the Roman Catholic church state that God created each and every human, that each person was intended, their life planned, mapped out and built in the womb of the mother, before the child is delivered, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother?s womb”, “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.” Psalm 139 “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” Jeremiah 1:5, these say that God knows the soul of every foetus, and therefore proves that the fertilised egg is a human life. They use their belief that God?s spirit lives in every

person, even in an unborn child and by killing that child you are killing a part of God?s family, the quotes from the Bible they use to support the claim are; “Don?t you realise that all of you together are in the house of God, and that the spirit of God lives among you in his house?” 1 Corinthian 3 V16 and “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27-28, these prove that each human is a part of God. These teachings are all about the Sanctity of Life, which Christians believe in, this means that life is a gift from God and each life is precious, therefore should be treated with the greatest care and it?s value should not be jeopardised or questioned in anyway. The other meaning of the sanctity of

life is the next biblical teaching that some Christians would use to oppose abortion, the teaching that only God has the right to decide when a life should be taken away, as he is the one who gave that gift in the first instance and, as life begins at conception, abortion is perceived to be the taking of a human life, “?I came naked from my mother?s womb? he said ?and I shall have nothing when I die. The Lord gave me everything I had, and they were his to take away.” Job 1 V21, this supports the argument. As does the ultimate teaching, in the opposing groups eyes, this is possibly the simplest and most well known quote from the Bible, “Thou shall not kill” Ten Commandments Exodus 20 V12. This is the fifth of the Ten Commandments (rules that every man should follow), those

who consider abortion to be the murder of a human life, use this to prove that God does not tolerate murder, therefor would not tolerate abortion, it is a sin. There are of course biblical teachings that can be used to ?pardon? abortion, the main theme identified in these quotes is the fact that God forgives our sins, that no one is perfect. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1 V 9. This is one of the important quotes that the people opposed to anti – abortionists use, it states that, if the person is truly sorry for making the decision to abort the baby then God would forgive them of their sins. They use Jesus? life as a teaching that says that abortion will be forgiven, it is how

Jesus sent his life healing those in suffering and how he would not want to see someone suffer if they did not have to, therefore in the eyes of God, abortion, as a last resort, can be pardoned. Then there are the more obscure, which are used to oppose the ?life begins at conception? belief, Genesis 2:7 God made Adam’s body out of the dust of the earth. Later, the “man became a living soul” only after God “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.” This would imply that Adam’s personhood started when he took his first breath and not at conception. The Bible offers quotes and passages that can be used to support both sides of the abortion argument and because abortion is not directly pinpointed, then knowing which teachings are the correct ones, are up to the

individual. How do Christians respond to the question of abortion? To understand the different views of certain Christians you first have to understand that the Christian faith is split into two main groups on this issue, Roman Catholics/ Church of England fundamentalists and the Church of England. Roman Catholics and Protestant fundamentalists hold the view that abortion is always wrong, unless the mother?s life is in serious danger. These seemly anti-abortion people are often connected with the anti-abortion group, Pro-life. The Roman Catholic views are: “God is the Lord of life and death – a person?s ultimate value stems from God and no individuals can take it upon themselves in total mastery over the life of another.” Pro Life Campaign This means that God brought every