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It's important to look at this in further context--look at some of the verses following the portion you show: Number 5:21,27-28 NIV ...may the Lord cause you to become a curse among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell ... And when he has made her drink the water, then, if she has defiled herself and has broken faith with ...


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Abortion is a mortal sin. Mortal sins can also be referred to as a grave sins, grave matter, or serious sins. Those who die in mortal sin go to Hell, there is not some middle place between Earth and Judgment where you can be baptized or learn the Catholic faith as some assert. Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, “Letentur coeli,” Sess. 6, July 6, ...


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The woman has committed a very grave evil, in that she is complicit in the death of an innocent human being. How much of that evil can be "imputed" to her, that is, treated as "her fault", may vary according to circumstances. Catholics recognize two broad classes of sin: mortal sin (also known as serious sin), and venial sin. The distinction between the two ...


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Au Contraire There is no exception to the sin the Church is able to absolve a penitent from, even if they should sin until the last moment of their lives: Catechism of the Catholic Church | ARTICLE 10: "I BELIEVE IN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS" | II. THE POWER OF THE KEYS, 979 In this battle against our inclination towards evil, who could be brave ...


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You seem to be laboring with a misconception. contraception and abortion are not the same thing; Contraception loosely defined is the prevention of a pregnancy, while Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. And while there is some merit to your saying that they both thwart God's plans, you must balance that with the fact that an omniscient God knew that ...


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With these kinds of questions (why is this OK and this not?) the question is really a matter of the heart. Why are you using contraception or why are you "using" abortion? God judges our hearts. 1 Samuel 16:17b ESV ...For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” One can come up with several ...


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Contraception is means of preventing pregnancy (like birth control), whereas abortion is killing the fetus while it is within the mother - which by all means would be murder, since the child is living and has a soul. Again, reiterated, you cannot contracept a child, since contraception is the prevention. Abortion is killing the child within the mother. ...



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