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human into their respective lives and only he has the right to take their lives away from them, no other human has the right to decide when another person should die. “Human beings do not have the right to take the lives of others: ?Thou shall not kill.? (Fifth Commandment).” Pro Life Campaign / Bible The meaning of this is the same as that of the first, that no person should take the life of another, it is written in the Bible as one of the Ten Commandments. “Human life begins at the moment of conception.” Pro Life Campaign “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognised as having the rights of a person among which is the inviolable right of every innocent

life. Catechism of the Catholic Church.” “The foetus is in no real sense “part” of the mother, but is a separate human being.” Pro Life Campaign These mean that as soon as the egg of a female and the sperm of a male join, then what is formed (the foetus) should be conceived as a human person, as soon as the diploid number of 46 chromosomes (normal baby) is produced then the foetus becomes a part of the population and should receive the same respect and rights as a fully grown adult. “The right of the unborn to live supersedes any right of a woman to “control her own body”. Pro Life Campaign This statement is a further point to the argument that the foetus has rights as a human, this states that these rights are greater than the right that every woman has to choose

to keep the baby or not. They believe that abortion is a form of discrimination against the weak, as the baby is not able to be heard. “We have been created by Almighty God in his own image and likeness. No pregnancy is unplanned, because no baby can be conceived unless God intends the conception and has willed that particular individual new person into existence. What has actually happened in our society is that clever arguments have convinced those with no anchor of belief in God to cling to, that the merciless slaughter of unborn babies is morally justifiable, and even essential for the happiness of the individual and for the good of society.” Catholic Truth Society. This speech highlights the natural law argument, that the person was meant to be else he/she would not have

been conceived. It is God?s will that the baby is to be born and by aborting the child the person has defied God?s intentions. It also blames society for making people believe that abortion is acceptable, that they have twisted God?s words to back up their case, and falsely claimed that abortion is the right way to go about dealing with an unwanted pregnancy. “Abortion at whatever stage of development of the foetus, is the taking of a human life.” This statement says that to have an abortion, no matter how far the pregnancy has advanced, means to murder a human being, they use the previous statements to support their argument. Teachings from the Bible also are used to support the anti – abortion views, the ?thou shall not kill? Commandment has already been explained, there

are many more used in arguments, such as: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother?s womb and 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 The quotes from the Bible say that God was responsible for creating the person within the foetus (the soul) when it was still forming in the womb and that God already knew what the foetus would be like in every way before it was seen by anyone else. The Pro – Life group uses this to ?prove? that the foetus is a person with a soul, to back up their claims that the unborn should have human rights. The only time that Catholic?s accept (but not necessarily agree) abortion, is if the life of the mother is in great

danger, she is likely to die if the pregnancy continues. They do not however support abortion when the pregnancy is a result of a rape attack. “Abortion should not be permitted for rape because it is wrong to punish a child for the sin of the father.” Pro Life Campaign The reason they give states that the child is the innocent result of a vicious attack and it should be killed because it came into the world because it?s father was evil enough to commit the attack. However this Roman Catholic belief has not always been consistent. It wasn?t until the seventeenth century, that ?ensoulment? (the gaining of the soul) was believed to happen at the moment of conception, that Catholics have been taught that abortion is always wrong. This was taught in the oldest Christian document