Abortion: the legal and religious views

Abortion in a simple definition is the getting rid of a pregnancy. Oxford dictionary defined it as ”the deliberate ending of apregnancy at an early stage” This is often done because of the fear nurtured by the female because financially, educationally or her body structure is not ready to bear the nine months of conceiving the pregnancy to the birthing stage.

though some countries like japan, legalize abortion under some conditions to preserve the female’s life. in the United kingdom it is allowed if the pregnancy is still within 28 weeks. Here in Nigeria, ‘abortion’ as a term is generally unknown but words such as ‘unlawful miscarriage’  s. 228-230, 297 and 328 of the criminal code is construe to mean abortion.

From the above law, it is illegal to procure or carry out an abortion. some pro activist have been at the front row claiming every human is entitle to his or her natural rights, giving reasons that you own your body. As we know every law contains certain form of morality though the two terms flow different most time; what is a moral wrong may be lawful in some circumstances.words from the religious books says it all, from the Quran 6:151-

“Come, I will rehearse what God hath (really) prohibited you from”: Join not anything as equal with Him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want;- We provide sustenance for you and for them;– come not nigh to shameful deeds. Whether open or secret; take not life, which God hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you, that ye may learn wisdom.

this verse is self explanatory and needs not much emphasis. Corroborating this with the Holy Bible;

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.

think before you venture in to the sexual acts, Stay positive!


One thought on “Abortion: the legal and religious views”

  1. Good write-up, but there are rooms for improvement. Kindly do a thorough research on its exemptions as well as its types.


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