There is no specific instruction given by God about the issue of abortion in the bible, so what Christians believe about it must be based on interpreting passages which speak about the sanctity of life.This has lead to a split debate between Christian.
A majority of Churches within the Christian faith believe Abortion to be a “Mortal sin”.A sin committed in the full knowledge that it is wrong and one that may result in eternal separation from God. HOWEVER, the Catholic Church states “Human life must be respected and protected from the moment of conception”. Catholic beliefs are based on the assumption of Natural Law. Belief that good has setup the world and that it is wrong for humans to interface with this. Abortions are considered morally wrong because they interface the natural process of new life entering the world.
Catholics believe that human life is sacred from the moment of conception until death. (Donum Vitae, 1987)Christians generally believe that life is special and sacred that human have a soul and the opportunity to have a relationship with God.”Humans have been created in God’s image” (genesis 1:27)Which means humans have certain characteristics that God would have.God’s value of life is demonstrated when Jesus died for mankind’s(our) sins.Although most Christians believe abortion is Mortal sin, some denominations have slightly softer stances and argue that although is never a positive thing, in some circumstances it is necessary for a Mothers health, extreme foetal disabilities and other issues. More Liberal Churches will push compassion and love rather than on blame and judgement on abortion.
According to a 2002 survey conducted by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, 28% of fundamentalists thought abortion should be illegal even if there was a strong chance of birth defects whereas only nine percent of mainline Protestants held the same opinion.Non-Religious and Religious opinions are significantly split.