Religious Exemptions Against Abortion? Essay

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Religious Exemptions Against Abortion

In the Catholic Religion the fifth commandment says ‘thou shalt not kill”. Most people say that abortion does not fall into the fifth commandment. Therefore, they do not realize that the fetus still has a heart beat. By all standard definitions, a heartbeat means life. Abortion is defined as the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. For example, in the Roman Catholic, the Protestant, the Christian, and also the Buddhism religion are contra abortion. In the Protestant Religion they were forward the right for the woman to abort the child but now it is stated that "the physical or mental health of the mother is threatened seriously" (Kathleen Sweeney). They now see that aborting a child could harm the woman`s body. “The unborn, though enclosed in the womb of his mother, is already a human being. It is an almost monstrous crime to rob it of life which it has not yet begun to enjoy. If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house than in a field, because a man 's house is his most secure place of refuge, it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy the unborn in the womb before it has come to light”. (Kevin Calvin) Should a religion be against abortion? Can it be against your own desire to conceive? The Catholic Youth Bible states in Psalm 127:3, "Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward"; therefore, abortion should be made illegal due to…

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