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The Catholic Moral Teaching behind Abortion When determining the morality of an action, especially as a Catholic, one cannot help to consider the Church’s stance on the topic. The Catholic Church has always considered the act of abortion as a serious sin. Since the controversial decision of Roe vs. Wade in 1973 Catholics and non-Catholics have been divided by the words pro-choice and pro-life. Abortion certainly violates Catholic Moral Teaching; however, there are many who consider themselves both Catholic and pro-choice. The Church has been firm in its stance against abortion. I completely agree with the Churches reasoning behind the moral injustice of abortion. In 1995, Pope John Paul II stated that the Church’s position on abortion is, “unchanged and unchangeable. Therefore, by the authority which Christ conferred upon Peter and his successors . . . I declare that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder, since it is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being (qtd. in Catholic Answers)” The Church believes that abortion is wrong because it is against natural moral law. The Church equates abortion
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course ETHICS 1050 taught by Professor Sd during the Spring '08 term at Villanova.

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