From a religious standpoint they believe that when the fetus arrives it is a person. Most believe when the nervous system is made, because it can feel pain like an abortion. However this stage does not happen until the 6th or 7th month and abortion never occurs after the 24th week. Abortion is necessary because of the potential of existing circumstances that would be a detriment to the mother or fetus. The mother could be physically, mentally, or emotionally unwell and not capable of being pregnant or having a child without endangering her health; the pregnancy could have possibly been the result of a terrible crime, such as rape or incest; the fetus could be unhealthy and be a danger to the mother's health.
Roman Catholicism teaches that ending a human being’s life in any circumstance is wrong because it goes against the sanctity of life which means that only God can take away life. For this reason, Roman Catholics would condemn abortion. Roman Catholics believe that conception is the point at which personhood begins which means that having an abortion at any stage is essentially committing murder and goes against the commandment “Do not kill” which means that abortion is intrinsically evil so there are no exceptions that would make it right. Pope John Paull II supported this idea, saying that “the human being is a person from the moment of conception”. They would therefore promote the idea that as a foetus is a person from conception, it therefore has a right to live just like every person and this right is more important than the mother’s right to decide what happens to her body.
Persons that are pro legal abortion claim that a fetus is not a human being and that personhood begins at birth. In addition they claim fetuses are incapable of feeling pain when an abortion is performed. The anti-abortion is usually a religious belief and threatens the vital separation of church and state. Furthermore, abortion gives the couples the option to choose not to birth babies with severe and life-threatening medical conditions; it is not right to sentence a child to life with an acute handicap such as Cystic Fibrosis or Down Syndrome. Moreover children should not come into the world unwanted as this only increases the already high number of orphans.
While reading the novel My Sister’s Keeper it took me back to the year my mom died, just like Kate she too needed a kidney but wasn’t as fortunate to live long enough for it to happen. More depth into the book I began to put myself in all of the characters shoes, Kate and Anna were both brave. Anna was brave because she kept undergoing surgery for her sister donating stem cells, bone marrow, and blood which were all not easily done. Kate is also brave because she never once complained; she loved her sister more than herself and she already knew her fate was decided. ”My sister’s the one who’s always had to imagine life without me”.
They don’t see the fetus as an individual, they think that it’s mother’s decision to stay pregnant or not. Abortion is a topic of conflict where people look at it from many different points of views, some look at it by taking into consideration religion, some look at it from the scientific side and some people look at it as matter of choice. Wendy McElroy’s article “Abortion”, published in 2002, is defending abortion, mainly stating that the fetus isn’t an individual thus the termination of the life of a non individual isn’t wrong. She’s defending her argument with the fact that the fetus has no right and that the mother should have control over her body and do whatever she wants as long as she isn’t harming anyone. She also claims that the antiabortionists are fighting against the rights of women and the ability of free choice.
The middle policy won lots of support, she said, ‘I will not make a window into men’s souls, there is only one Jesus Christ, and all else is a dispute over trifles.’ This decision was so important to her and England because if she would of chose the wrong choice for example make England Protestant then there would have been a religious war and the Catholics would rebel. Over all I think Elizabeth handled religion the best way she could because she made two
When does life start? 3. What is the societal implication of abortion? Most Catholics and Protestants would agree that abortion is unacceptable on the grounds that humans are made in God's image and therefore it is a grave sin to kill anything human (Christians therefore believe all humans are equal in value). They provide evidence for the idea that life starts at conception with biblical quotes like "the days ordained to me were written in your book before one even came to be" and "your eyes saw my unformed body" suggesting that our personhood in God's view starts at as soon as the egg is fertilised.
Regarding the issue of abortion, The Roman Catholic Church opposes all forms of abortion procedures whose direct purpose is to destroy a foetus, since it holds that “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person — among which are the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.”(Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2270) It admits certain acts which indirectly result in the death of the foetus, as when the direct purpose is removal of a cancerous womb. In addition to saying that abortion is immoral, the Catholic Church also makes statements and takes actions in opposition to it being legal.  In lots of catholic churches the opinion varies from practicing Catholics who are usually pro-life and the non-practicing Catholics who choose pro-choice. Catholics teachings say that willingly, knowingly and deliberately committing evil is never justifiable - Even if the intent is good, with this moral being absolute and cannot be changed.
And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner' (Timothy 2:12-14). 'If they have any questions to ask, let them ask their husbands at home, for it is improper for women to speak in church meetings' (Corinthians 13:35). 'The women should keep quiet in the churches, for they are not authorized to speak, but should take a secondary and subordinate place, just as the Law also says' (Corinthians 14:34). These are each very clear examples of the restrictions of leading women in Christianity. While many churches continue to deny women certain human rights, it is very clear that without women, the Christian religion would be a vastly different community.
Even in the case of rape, the RC Church does not support abortion - the foetus would be paying for someone else’s crime. “Human life is sacred”. Humanae Vitae, 1968: “The unborn human being’s right to live is one of the inalienable human rights” Pope John Paul II, 1985 "Abortion is a serious sin. Everyone, whether Catholic or not, should have a proper respect for human life. "Declaration on Procured Abortion, 1974: "From the time that the ovum is fertilised a new life is begun which is neither that of the father or the mother.