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The Catholic Church And Society’s Differing Views On Abortion

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The views on the morality of abortion differ between the Catholic Church and modern society. Over the years, there has been much discussion and disagreement about when life begins. Many religions believe that life begins at conception, while society believes it is much later in the pregnancy. Since the 1980’s abortions have decreased, but many people still have abortions. Modern society believes that abortion is acceptable and that the parents should have the right to terminate a pregnancy. The Catholic Church believes this is wrong and that all life is sacred. If pregnancy is not convenient or timely, some people should not have abortions because they are not ready for the responsibility of parenthood. God has told us that we shall not kill because all life is sacred. Abortion is wrong because it encourages people to engage in casual sex and not accept the responsibility of a resulting pregnancy. God teaches us that all life is sacred and that babies inside of the womb are human beings. Unborn babies are living human beings. The people of modern society say that abortions are not good for you or for the body, but they do little to encourage parents to keep their children.
In ‘Reasons given for having…,’ statistics show that “53% of all abortions are because the future parents are not ready.” Many pregnancies result from sex through a one night stand and not a committed, marital relationship. A ‘one night stand’ is where a couple comes together and has sex to fulfill their need for sexual pleasure. After the sexual acts, the couple goes their separate ways because they are not committed to each other. This violates God’s plan because the couple is having premarital intercourse and not making a commitment to each other in a committed relationship. The couple lacks the trust and commitment necessary to care for a child that may result from their casual actions. Often, the couple is not much older than children themselves. After the male realizes that the female partner is pregnant, he will either leave the woman, or they will realize that they, as a couple, cannot afford to have a child. The couple feels that they have no choice but to terminate the pregnancy. This often leads to an abortion of the child. Society promotes the belief that the adult has the right to do as they wish with their body. The life of the baby is not considered as the parents make their choice. God’s plan is for human beings to keep a pure heart and a clean body. “Do you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, and not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). The Bible clearly states that abortion goes against God’s plan for human perfection. Abortion destroys our body and soul. The act of abortion stains the image that God has created on us.
God teaches us that all life is sacred. “You have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘you shall not kill: and whoever shall be liable for...

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