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Why is abortion wrong?

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Aleteia - published on 09/01/13

Why is abortion wrong?
Murder — the taking of innocent human life — is condemned by God (Exodus 20:13). Abortion is the killing of the most innocent human persons: the unborn. Underlying every argument for abortion is the assumption that the power to define the human person and his right to life belongs to earthly governing bodies. Without a sense of his life as something given to him as a gift from a Creator, man sees himself as a subject of his own manipulation. But the Christian vision of the human person, verified by natural law and revelation, is that man is created in the image of God, with a unique and inalienable dignity, and that God has entrusted to man the protection of innocent human life from conception to natural death.

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