The artificial termination of a pregnancy.

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What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is immoral?

The Catholic church, as well as many other Christians, believes that abortion is inherently immoral, based on the belief that life begins at conception. What is the biblical basis for this position? ...
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Is abortion okay if it is medically necessary? [closed]

I'm sure that most of us agree that abortion is sinful and certainly not okay...most of the time. However, I'm thinking of two rare circumstances that may be exceptions. The mother would die but the ...
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How have commentators historically viewed the death of the fetus in Exodus 21?

The proper translation of Exodus 21:22 and the proper interpretation of Exodus have been battlegrounds in the contemporary abortion debate: When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so ...
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According to the Catholic Church, does abortion need to be confessed, and is it a mortal or venial sin?

I am not Catholic yet, but am attending RCIA and my first confession is next week. I had an abortion years ago. According to the official teaching of the Catholic Church: Do I have to confess ...
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Which denominations allow abortions, and why?

Are there any Christian denominations that allow abortion? What (Biblical) argumentation do they use to justify this?
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According to Catholic doctrine, is every woman that has an abortion automatically going to hell?

This is something I've just heard but never verified. Does the Catholic church teach that every woman who has an abortion automatically earns hell no matter what? If so, then why? And how are other ...