The question of abortion has been debated long and hard over many years with many different and varied outcomes. We will cover this subject from a biblical standpoint but to start with we will look at the current situation around the world.
Some have put forward the idea of no abortion at all, under any circumstances, while others have suggested that it be allowed up to a certain time.
On the BBC website under “ethics,” the following information is available:
“At various times some of the following have been allowed in some societies:
- abortion for the sake of the mother’s health including her mental health and where a pregnancy is the result of a crime such as rape, incest, or child abuse
- abortion where the child of the pregnancy would have an ‘unacceptable’ quality of life such as cases where the child would have serious physical handicaps, serious genetic problems or serious mental defects
- abortion for social reasons, including poverty, the mother unable to cope with a child (or another child), the mother being too young to cope with a child
- abortion as a matter of government policy, as a way of regulating population size, as a way of regulating groups within a population and as a…