The Response of the Church to Abortion: A Socio-Religious Inquiry
Keywords:Response, Church, Abortion, Religious, Inquiry
Discussions on abortion are aged long issue which have gotten divergent responses from scholars according to their personal views. Despite these contributions for and against abortion, the rate seems to still be on the increase especially among the adolescents and as such it demands the attention and the voice of the church as a watchdog and conscience of the society. In an attempt to write this article, the authors make use of qualitative and quantitative research method. The paper finds that abortion has been an aged long issue which has always been practiced within the society. It goes further to observe that there are unethical teachings that are supporting abortion which have made it to continue unabated. The paper concludes that abortion is wrong and should be discouraged, unless in the case of a critical condition in which it is the last resort to saving the life of the mother. It therefore recommends that mothers should try to instill in the consciousness of their daughters the dangers associated with abortion which in some cases can lead to barrenness. It also recommends that the church should rise up in her preaching against abortion not only because of the physical damage done to the bodies but also because of God’s rejection of such and the eternal damnation that comes on those that practice same.