All sides of the issue About abortion:
Is abortion moral or immoral? Is the unborn life in the mother's womb the "fetus" a separate individual human being, or is it just part of the mother's body? Does it have a right to life? Should the decision to abort be left up to a woman and her doctor?
Is it justified if the mother is unmarried or in cases of poverty, deformity, handicaps, abuse, incest, or rape? What if having a baby would cause serious inconvenience or even threaten the life of the mother? Should a Christian be pro-life or pro-choice?
What does the Bible teach? This material is also available in printed form. See our printed materials web site at www. Click here to hear free mp3 recorded messages of this material. In all the wars fought by the USA, a total of over 1. This study is about the people who have died in a different war: Since the United States Supreme Court ruled in that unborn babies could legally be killed, between 1 and 1.
The yellow pages of any phone book list several nearby clinics where women can "terminate a pregnancy. Nazi law and Communist law allowed the killing of millions of adults.
God is the final authority in determining what is morally right or wrong, regardless of what any man may say Isa.
We must obey God rather than men Acts 5: The purpose of this study is to consider exactly what the Bible teaches about abortion. The Bible is the perfect standard of right and wrong 2 Tim. Too much has been said about abortion without adequately considering the Bible teaching. First consider some background information.
Facts about the Development of Unborn Babies Consider in reverse order the stages of development of a human being from conception to adulthood.
At each stage, ask yourself if it is morally right to kill an innocent person at that stage of development. May we kill it if it was conceived out of wedlock, or would live in poverty, have a deformity, or even it if was conceived a result of rape?
Adulthood The adult is fully grown. All body parts are functioning, but growth has ended. May we kill it for no wrong that it has done, simply because we choose to do so? Childhood At this point all body parts are functioning, but it is still growing. May we kill it?
Birth The baby is functioning in all its parts and growing rapidly. It may not look much like it will in adulthood, but it is fully a human individual.
Four to nine months after conception The baby is functioning fully in all its body parts and growing rapidly. The only difference from after birth is where it lives and how it gets its air and food. Three months after conception It can move arms and legs but the mother cannot feel it. All body systems are present and operating; nothing new will be added from this point.
The baby simply grows. Legally it may be killed with practically no restrictions during the first three months, and with few restrictions afterwards. But why would it be right to kill it now, but wrong a few months from now?
Two months after conception Fingers and toes are clearly distinguishable. Reproductive organs are developing. It is clearly recognizable as human.
Six weeks after conception brain waves can be measured.In our present social context, marked by a dramatic struggle between the "culture of life" and the "culture of death", there is need to develop a deep critical sense, capable of discerning true values and authentic needs.
What is urgently called for is a general mobilization of consciences and a united ethical effort to activate a great campaign in support of life.
Abortion in Canada History, Law, and Access. By Joyce Arthur (copyright © October ) Introduction; History of Abortion in Canada; Access and Funding Issues.
For the pro-life (anti-abortion) position, the main argument is that the fetus is a human being. All their literature and rhetoric will refer to the fetus as a child. For the pro-choice (for legal abortion) position, the main issue is about the value of women in society and their right to choose—and the point that a fetus is not necessarily a.
Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments Expanded & Updated [Randy Alcorn] on vetconnexx.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. As politicians, citizens, and families continue the raging national debate on whether it's proper to end human life in the womb.
The abortion debate has disconnected American politics like no other social concern. This political essay explores the debate from the viewpoint of the pro-choice argument.5/5(2). The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) is a broad-based, national, interfaith movement that brings the moral force of religion to protect and advance reproductive health, choice, rights and justice through education, prophetic witness, pastoral presence and advocacy.