Religious Beliefs About Abortion
Christians hold some religious beliefs they mistake as science. For example, they believe a soul enters the body at conception. They believe life starts at conception. They believe the soul leaves the body at death and goes off to an infinite afterlife, most commonly of eternal torture, according to the bible.
From these religious beliefs come Christian attitudes to abortion, e.g. that abortion at any stage is wicked, even to save the life of the mother. Oddly, these beliefs also justify denying contraception, even to those whose spouse has AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).
From science’s point of view, there is no evidence for a soul. Life does not begin; it is continuous. Living sperm and egg join to form a living zygote. There is no springing forth of life from non-living matter. Life always grows continuously out of previous life. A zygote is just an ordinary cell, no more grandiose or privileged than a blood cell. worshiping zygotes as if they were living babies is a bit of religious nuttiness. A zygote is almost identical to a bit of pond scum. It cannot see, eat, think, feel, move… It is not nearly as human as a tadpole.
Christians insist on forcing their religious beliefs about abortion on non-Christians. They don’t realise (or don’t care) they are violating freedom of religion of the constitution.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)