Sanctity of Life

Moral Issues- Christianity

Abortion: "You shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the womb"

Abortion is a controversial issue but Christians believe that life is holy and belongs to god as it begins at contraception. Human life has intrinsic value rather than extrinsic value. We are all born with value so all humans are valuable from the beginning of their life. Human life is set apart from other kinds of life. Life is a gift from god and every human has the right or chance to live as every human's life is equal and not set apart from one another.
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Abotion may only go ahead if...

  • -The life or physical health of the mother is at risk
  • -The mental health of the mother is at risk
  • -The mother’s existing family will suffer
  • -There is a reasonable chance that the child will be born seriously disabled or unwell.
  • The Bible appears to say that life begins when the baby is in the mother’s womb:

    "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb" -Psalm 139:13

    "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart" -Jeremiah 1:5