Religion perspectives on Abortion

Religion perspectives on Abortion

The ever increasing technological advance of Western Society since the Industrial Revolution has given rise to a determined effort to secure mans control over all aspects of his existence. Having wiped God from his mind, modern man places himself upon the pedestal as the supreme lord of life and death. Only his own creative genius limits his authority. Man has seized control over the creation of life though contraception and abortion and now demands to have total control over death. The social revolutionaries now wave their hands high in the air challenging the legislation of euthanasia. Contraception, abortion and euthanasia are all fruits of the same anti-life mentality. Euthanasia is the intentional killing of a person, for compassionate motives, whether the killing is by direct action, such as legal injection, or by failing to perform an action necessary to maintain life. For euthanasia to occur there must be an intention to kill. In May 1995, the government of the Northern Territory of Australia became the first in the world to tread down this path by passing the “Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill” this law came into effect on the first of July 1996, however was revoked by overriding Federal Legislation in March 1997. Since April 2001 the Dutch has legalized euthanasia, preparing the way for the rest of Europe to follow. Currently the debate has been ragging fiercely within Australia. The issue is based upon whether euthanasia should become legal in Australia. A contemporary example is The Life Debate Euthanasia: Yes or No? which was held on Monday August 11 2003 at 1pm at the Great Hall University of Sydney, the debate took place between Dr. Phillip Nitschke and Rev. Professor Anthony Fisher. The debate was very controversial and sparked a great deal of attention. Fisher argued his points very well and was extremely persuasive in his arguments concerning his firm disbelief in euthanasia. With further reference to…


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