Abortion, A Moral Evil, And The Killing Of An Unborn Child Essay

1380 Words Oct 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
Is murder justifiable when a life of a person is an inconvenience to another? For Christians the answer is no. The Christian voice in the debate on abortion in the United States is pro-life. Abortion is “the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy” (abortion, n.). Christian’s concept of life begins before the baby is delivered so the deliberate termination would be, to Christians, killing human life. Christians view abortion as a moral evil, and the killing of an unborn child.
The most prominent voice in the debate on abortion in the U.S. is the Catholic Church’s voice. From the begging the Catholic Church has been against abortion. In a statement by U.S. Catholic Bishops they said, “Those who justify their inaction on the grounds that abortion is the law of the land need to recognize that there is a higher law, the law of God. No human law can validly contradict the Commandment: ‘Thou shalt not kill’” (Alters). The Bishops are saying that even though abortion is legal in the U.S. it doesn’t make it morally right and it is against the law of God which surpasses the law of land. Just like how slavery was legal but it was immoral. Thus, legality doesn’t mean morality. The Bishops are arguing that no one can claim to be a moral person while supporting abortion or doing nothing to stop abortion. Furthermore, “No public official, especially one claiming to be a faithful and serious Catholic, can responsibly advocate for or actively support direct attacks on innocent human”…

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