Religion: Pregnancy and God Essay

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Abortion will always be a topic that people do not agree about in this world just because of how mean and cruel it is. The Fifth Commandment states that you shall not kill and you are breaking this commandment by having an abortion because you are killing a baby. The Catholic Church hates all forms of abortion because it’s destroying an embryo, zygote, or fetus. When the moment a baby is first born its supposed to have rights as a human being but this is taken away once a woman has an abortion. It is said that the human life must be respected and protected from the moment of conception. The church has affirmed the moral evil of every abortion. “You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish. God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men just carry out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.” Abortion is one of the most induced abortions of a human pregnancy. Unsafe abortions lead to 70,000 deaths and 5 million of those people end up in a hospital. Forty four million abortions are performed each year and half of them are unsafe. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion) About forty percent of the world’s women have access to legal induced abortions. Installation abortion is a method that happens on the second trimester and it injects a solution into the uterus to cause uterine contractions. It starts off first by injecting a chemical solution that has saline, urea, or prostaglandin through the abdomen and into the amniotic sac. Dilation is sometimes necessary to remove the tissues. Usually instillation methods can require hospitalization for 12 to 48 hours. Studies show that when laminaria is used to dilate the cervix and the time between the injection and completion was reduced from 29 to 14 hours. Eugen Aburel was the first one was developed in 1934. It was used a lot between the 16th and 24th week of pregnancy. About 28% of people had abortion by the instillation of saline solution and it first happened legally in San Francisco, California. Intrauterine instillation declined 10.4% of all legal abortions in the U.S. In 1998 they performed a study where facilities in Nigeria provide abortion found that only 5% of the country use saline. This is how saline works, a saline injection is injected and if the woman doesn’t experience any allergic signs then the rest of the solution is injected into the amniotic sac. Then after the toxic mixture is injected, the baby then swallows the salt solution and is poisoned then the skin is burned. After about one to two hours the babies heart stops pounding. The salt solution burns the lungs takes away the outer layer of the babies skin. The mother then has to go through labor and ends up having a dead baby. The Roman Catholic Church has always condemned abortion because it is taking a life of an unborn child. All Christians believe that life is sacred from conception until death, and the taking of the innocent human life. The Church teaches “Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstances claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being” (“Donum vitae,”5). The Old Testament says that the Church gives life in the womb and it is considered very sacred. An angel told the mother of Sampson, “As for the son you will conceive and bear, no razor shall touch his head, for this boy is to be consecrated to God from the womb” (Jgs 13:15) Job said, “Did not he who made me in the womb make him? Did not the same one fashion us before our birth?” (Jb 31:15). In Psalm 139:13 it says “Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mothers womb.” The Old…