February 23, Presbyterians have struggled with the issue of abortion for more than 30 years, beginning in when the General Assembly, the national governing body of the Presbyterian Church U.
Buddhism and abortion There is no single Buddhist view concerning abortion. He said, "I think abortion should be approved or disapproved according to each circumstance. Abortion and Christianity and Catholic Church and abortion There is scholarly disagreement on how early Christians felt about abortion, and no explicit prohibition of abortion in either the "Old Testament" or "New Testament" books of the Christian Bible.
Some scholars have concluded that early Christians took a nuanced stance on what is now called abortion, and that at different times, and in separate places, early Christians have taken different stances. This would be the Catholic Church's position untilwhen the limitation of automatic excommunication to abortion of a formed foetus was removed, a change that has been interpreted as an implicit declaration that conception was the moment of ensoulment.
More generally, some Christian denominations can be considered pro-lifewhile others may be considered pro-choice. Additionally, there are sizable minorities in some denominations that disagree with their denomination's stance on abortion. Hinduism and abortion Classical Hindu texts strongly condemn abortion.
The British Broadcasting Corporation writes, "When considering abortion, the Hindu way is to choose the action that will do least harm to all involved: This can lead to abortion to prevent the birth of girl babieswhich is called 'female foeticide'.
Some Hindus support abortion in cases where the mother's life is at imminent risk or when the foetus has a life-threatening developmental anomaly. Some Hindu theologians and Brahma Kumaris believe personhood begins at three months and develops through to five months of gestation, possibly implying permitting abortion up to the third month and considering any abortion past the third month to be destruction of the soul's current incarnate body.
Islam and abortion Although there are different opinions among Islamic scholars about when life begins, and when abortion is permissible, most agree that the termination of a pregnancy after days - the point at which, in Islam, a foetus is thought to become a living soul - is not permissible.
The further along the pregnancy has progressed, the greater the wrong.
The Qur'an does not specifically mention abortion, but it skirts the issue by condemning intentional murder. All schools accept abortion as a means to save the mother's life. Judaism and abortion Orthodox Jewish teaching allows abortion if necessary to safeguard the life of the pregnant woman.
In Judaism, views on abortion draw primarily upon the legal and ethical teachings of the Hebrew Biblethe Talmudthe case-by-case decisions of responsaand other rabbinic literature.
Generally speaking, Orthodox Jews oppose abortion after the 40th day,   with health-related exceptions, and reform Jews tend to allow greater latitude for abortion.
The Talmud states that a foetus is not legally a person until it is delivered. That is, causing a woman to miscarry is a crime, but not a capital crime, because the foetus is not considered a person. Some scholars interpret the text as involving an abortifacient potion or otherwise that induces a miscarriage if the woman is pregnant with another man's child.
Inthe Unitarian Universalist Association passed a resolution that declared, "An analytic examination of the flawed, and the important, arguments on both sides of the abortion debate. The topic of abortion is a hot subject among the people of America today.
Some say yes, women should be able to have abortions no matter if the fetus is in the first trimester or well in to the second trimester of gestation. On the other hand the other people say that it is murder of a child no.
Printable version of this fact sheet (PDF file, 34K). Surgical abortion is one of the safest types of medical procedures. Complications from having a first-trimester aspiration abortion are considerably less frequent and less serious than those associated with giving birth.
Personhood begins after a fetus becomes "viable" (able to survive outside the womb) or after birth, not at conception.   Embryos and fetuses are not independent, self-determining beings, and abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, not a babyA person's age is calculated from birth date, not conception, and fetuses are not counted in the US Census.
Barack Obama on Abortion: Click here for 36 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.. Teen pregnancies and abortions are nearing all-time lows. (Jan ) ObamaCare asks insurance companies to provide contraceptives. Presbyterians have struggled with the issue of abortion for more than 30 years, beginning in when the General Assembly, the national governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), declared that “the artificial or induced termination of a pregnancy is a matter of careful ethical decision.