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ABORTION




WHEN DOES LIFE BEGIN

Life begins with conception, because we contend that the soul begins at conception. Life begins when the soul begins. 

(Tertullian)

It seems very rash to deny that those fetuses ever lived, that are cut away and ejected limb by limb from wombs of the pregnant, lest the mothers perish too if the fetuses be left there dead. But from whatever time a man begins to live, from that time on certainly he is able to die. 

Augustine

Those also who give drugs causing abortions are murderers themselves, as well as those who receive the poison which kills the fetus. 

Basil the Great

 

 

 

 

(11-04-02)

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