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  • it's a sin but i could care less. i'm not being cold-hearted, people should wear condoms but apparently that's a sin too according to the Catholics
  • A sin is a transgression against God's will. I don't believe in God, so logically it follows that there can be no "God's will." And again, logically, it follows, that because God does not exist, and therefore Sin does not exist, Abortion is not a sin, nor is anything else.
  • I don't believe in sin first of all, so that said: No. There are many reasons to have a child and to not have a child. It all comes down to what the individual WOMAN thinks. It is a medical procedure that should only be decided by her, and her doctor's perspective of the health issues. Now ethically, I think that a woman getting pregnant should be a planned thing between two people (male/female or other). If there is an unplanned pregnancy, that is where it comes down to the woman's choice.
  • It is a sin, but so was the act that caused the child's conception in most cases. If people were more responsible, a lot of "sin" would be avoided.
  • I don't believe in the concept of sin. I believe in situational ethics. Sin is an Abrahamic concept. Now, from the standpoint of the Bible (Abrahamic line), the simple fact of the matter is that the Bible does not specifically mention abortion at all, even though abortion was in practice at the time. Jesus mentions it not at all, and it was widespread in the Roman Empire during His time. (Elective abortion dates to at least 5000 BCE.) The Bible states that murder is a sin, but causing a woman to miscarry (in this case, against her will) is treated my Mosaic Law much differently than is murder. The only time life is given for life is if the mother's life is lost. (Exodus 21:22-24) I've heard people say that Yahweh hates the slaughter of the unborn and "innocent blood", but I can name you more than two dozen instances in the Bible where Yahweh orders the killing of everyone - including pregnant women - with no regard whatsoever for the "innocent blood" of the unborn. In Hosea 13:16, Yahweh promises to rip up the women who are pregnant. That doesn't sound to me like the "innocent blood" means much. Many believe that Numbers 5:11-21 describes a ritual designed to induce abortion in a woman who is suspected of adultry (to rid her of another man's child). The simple fact of the matter is that the Bible itself is silent on elective abortion. Many people use many different verses to support their belief that abortion is/is not (most often is) a sin, but these passages do not specifically refer to abortion.
  • I constantly waver on this one...I don't think it is always a sin. I think it is sometimes a necessary thing to do. I think that women who are raped should have the option..I think that an unwanted child may be better aborted.I think that a child that is not normal in some profound way, maybe..But I would never want to think of this as a way of birth control.
  • Outside of religion, the word "sin" doesn't mean much. But within religion, the reason it would be considered a sin is because technically, it's the taking of a human life. And since murder is a sin, so is abortion. Life begins at the moment of conception, when sperm fertilizes ovum and becomes zygote. Any science text book will tell you this. That is the moment that new, independent life with it's own DNA is created. It's not a sin to ovulate, because an ovum is not new life. It's not a sin to ejaculate, because sperm are not new life. But combined, when the two become one to create a new being, that new human being's life is as important as any other human life. EDIT Mean people who downrate - it's not "unhelpful" just because you don't like what I have to say. Disagreement is not a good reason to downrate. If you don't have to guts to comment, you're probably not downrating for a good reason.
  • Yes, abortion is a sin. Geod says we are not to kill the inniocent. we are not to kill at all, but these poor little children being killed beacause either, their parents are selfish,or arnt ready is rediculious. they did not ask to be in that kid of situation, all they know is they need to be loved, and its not their fault. i think that no one should abort an inniocent child. If you cant take care of your child that YOU got pregnant with, then give it up, to someone who can! It is a sin, and its done alot, and needs to end.
  • It's both a sin and a murder if the baby is advanced in its development. If one is going to have sex, they should be prepared to have the baby and give it up for adoption or raise it. However, if a person had no knowledge and did an abortion, there is ALWAYS forgiveness and mercy as long as they don't do it again.
  • I have no idea, however I do believe that it is immoral. Then again, I don't want it illegal because I don't believe it should be up to the federal government to regulate morality.
  • Personally I think that abortion is a sin. In my eyes abortion is a way out of a unwanted pregnancy. However how the woman got pregnant is the question. Unprotected sex in my view is a sign of lack of commitment and being irresponsible. I don't go with Career choice either. When does an unborn baby become "human"? I think it's a sin against the child.
  • A sin? Who am I to say? In my opinion, not a sin. A totally reasonable and valid choice that no one else has the right to pass comment on
  • A SIN CAUSE IT IS MURDER.
  • If a foetus or even zygote has life then it is murder!
  • Based on the Bible, it is a sin. But in reality, if it were such a sin (murder of the unborn child), abortion clinics would become illegal and abortion would be banned completely considered as murder. Who am I to say? =)
  • i dont think so. to me, its alove when it comes out and starts crying. i know ill get downrated for that, but its just what i believe.
  • I have mixed feelings and think it depends on the circumstances around an individual's choice for abortion. I don't neccessarily think it's right, but I do think there are circumstances that it would be permissable to do so (a child concieved from abuse/rape...it's extremely traumatic to expect this mother to carry the child to term, unless she decides she wants to keep it. I don't belive in abortion as a birth control and I think that both parents should have to consent first. I've also seen situations were pregnant mothers' haven't wanted the child and they start 'fetal abuse'. Instead of aborting the baby they binge drink, starve themselves, cause damage to their stomachs, do drugs, ingest chemicals and all kinds of other crazy things in hopes that they will miscarry the child. Rarely are these children born with all their functions in tact...they don't want to abort because 'it's a sin' but they don't think their means are....
  • This really depends on the question you're asking. If you're asking if abortion is a "sin" in the religious sense, than the answer is inarguably "YES." If you're asking if abortion is "right" or "wrong" from an ethical standard, well, that's a different debate.
  • NO! It's a choice. What if your wife or daughter was (God Forbid) raped, and became pregnant. Would you want her to have the baby, just for the sake of having the baby and not being a sinner. I worked in a home for "unwanted children". I believe that some people should not have kids. Other people just can't mentally handle it, and some simply can't afford it. Beside the Bible also tells us that using a condom is a sin also. Can you imagine?
  • I would say it is not a sin. There is nothing about it in any religious text. Some people will twist their interpretations to make it seem so, but that's as close as they get. Their interpretation.
  • No, I don't believe that abortion is a sin, nor do I believe that it should be used as a form of birth control either. Proper education on female and male anatomy, sexual transmitted diseases and birth contol options should be discussed and taught by parents, in schools and by doctors. For centuries it seems that sex is "tabu" unless it's for procreation only or unless your married. Wake up people sex is natural and should be respected, not controlled or shamed. For those that believe abortion is murder - If a woman has a spontanious abortion or a miscarriage due to the stress from her pregnancy or because of her health, would that then be considered manslaughter?
  • Your not only taking a life, it is a child's life.Regardless of HOW the child is conceived,it is not the child's fault.it deserves a chance .Will God forgive you ?yes ,but you will carry a tremendous burden for the rest of your life.
  • Not a sin i am not a christian. But i do have my own views,i dont think its the best thing to do,BUT if there is a good reason why the woman cant have the baby,if its detremental to her health ect then yes i agree with it. For any other reasons such as a form of reacuring contraception then no i dont agree. Im not going to make a judgement everyone is a individual and is after all the womans body and she has the final say
  • I Am Deffinatly Pro Choice, But I Do Not Agree With Late Term Abortions(13 weeks +), Which Are Less Common But Still Around. I Just Understand How Once Your Baby Starts To Have Finger And Toes, How You Can Get Rid Of It.
  • I believe it is not a sin.There is too many outcomes that can be predicted.The future child could be born into a terrible life,or other factors.
  • No. I'd have to believe that sin exists in order to believe that.
  • No. Sin is a religious concept an I am not religious.
  • Sin is not to have a protective sex. I don't get it why people don't use a protective sex which is cheaper than abortion, and eliminates having a dilemma about the abortion.
  • It is evil - I don't know if that counts as being a sin but it is certainly against nature and humanity.
  • YEs but only late term abortion. even incest rape etc. what difference does it make? seriously it's just another bad thing about a crime if it's not take care of before a brain developes early on.
  • This is a loaded question if you bring religion into it. So lets leave religion out of it. Child in a womans body alive, a living thing as a minimum, so to abort it would mean killing it. And the definition of killing something against its will is murder. Argument over.
  • i do not agree with abortion at all but i deal with it cause people are gonna do it anyway but when girls abort babies thay are already developed and then have nirses put the baby in a room and let it die then that is major wrong in my book. if you do not want the child abort it before its a full baby or give it to someone who wants a child.
  • I don't know if it's a sin but in most cases I think it's murder but I'm not the judge. Each female has to resolve her own conscience.
  • Personally, i believe abortion is a horrible thing. I also believe there is never a time where abortion is the 'best' or only option. Whether it is a sin or not, I believe it is. One of the ten commandments is "You shall not murder". What is abortion but murder? A fetus is no different than any other living thing. It's just a stage of life, just like 'toddler'. Many different places in the bible does it say things about loving everyone and keeping your children safe. It does not say 'abortion is wrong' but only because 2009 years ago there was no one to even think to do such a thing to their child.
  • If you are a Christian yo...
  • Sin. Rationalize it away as much as you wish, but there is no denying that ending an innocent life for the sake of convenience is a sin.
  • Isn't that a question for God? Assuming you are a Christian or believe in sin, God, redemption and all that surely you would not presume to speak for God? It's no one's business if it is a sin but God's and the sinners.
  • Kinda,unless the baby is sick or something,then you're doing it for her/him own good.Not trying to be mean.
  • No. I don't believe in sin.
  • Not even a little.
  • No, I don't believe anything is a sin.
  • No. Sin is a religious concept and I am not religious.
  • As long as your offing your kid not mine, I don't care. Feel free to take em all out. Makes for smaller class sizes for my kids.
  • Seems pretty clear. Sin is defined by the Bible. And the Bible says 'thou shalt not kill'. Abortion IS killing. So how could abortion NOT be a sin?
  • A very controversial subject. Many are in favour and many are against. What annoys me is that those against it call it murder or homicide. Both these terms refer to an act of unlawful killing. That is clearly not the case in countries where abortion is legal. However I am willing to place a small wager that someone uses one or both terms in this thread. Personally I support it. As for a sin. Sin means hurting someone unnecessarily.
  • Yes. But does it really matter? People will do it either way.
  • YES IT IS!
  • Of course: Exodus 20 13 You shall not murder.
  • Yes it is. One of the Ten Commandments states Thou shall not Kill. And the moment of conception creates a life. God states HE knew us even in the womb. So abortion is taking a life which is Murder, Which is a Sin.
  • I'm with Lazarus. Besides, it's better to make an abortion or throw new baby born in to the bin? I saw even worse in TV and Newspaper... So i totaly support it. But Only if pregnacy is not to far, like few monts, then i would say NO.
  • Only if your chtholic
  • Only to those who can't get pregnant.
  • no its a form of contraception
  • Plain and simple I say it's killing a child as for judging I don't not my place. I was raised catholic at least till I was 12 and I got tired of the messenger (priest kid you're going to hell) Fact is there may or may not be anything after you die that remains to be seen but over the years got over this God thing, he is not the problem if in fact he does exist. it's the messengers that want to speak for him. You can't find a religion (well maybe I just haven't found it ) that doesn't say the same thing, you're going to hell. Someone has created some many bloody sins that you can't walk out the door without sinning, I know I can't. Religions got people so worked up they think everyone belongs to the devil but them. As far as I see churches have become big businesses and rip the very people they to be saving. So called christen relgions number in the thousands and most have their own doctrine they even rewrite the bible to their liking Even God may not be able to figure this out only one statement makes sense to me and I don't think Buddhist as a religion but more a philosophy a way of life. Found many sites that quote the old learned ones and they by far make more sense then what I consider false teachers. Buddha [Siddhartha Gautama] (?563-?483 BCE) Indian mystic and founder of Buddhism Doubt everything. Find your own light. -- Buddha , his final words according to the Theravada tradition, quoted from Robert Anton Wilson, Natural Law: or Don't Put A Rubber On Your Willy (1987), p. 17 Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it ... or because it is traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide. -- Buddha (attributed: source unknown) Buddhism I do not fight with the world but the world fights with me. So my dear if you read this til the end if your going into the field of sorting out people problems, make sure you are in the right state of mind. One more Read this old timer wise man http://www.pinktriangle.org.uk/leaflet/epicurus.html Good luck and remember the mind is a fragile thing handle with care. Bye love
  • i don't believe in sin, so i just call it good old fashioned fun! :)
  • No it is not it is a load of little cells multiplying. By the logic of it being murder towards a child then this mourning i killed a 2million civerlisation in a tissue. These people calling it murder seem to have the child grow for 2 years so it gains concisness nerves feelings memorys and then gets killed in the microwave because the crackhead family didnt want to commit the sin of abortion. If these fetuses are really people that means i am holding hole cizerlisations in my nut sack while i sleep.
  • Well im watching my 1 1/2 year old boy tear apart a napkin and I wonder even under any circumstance how a person would just illiminate such a wonderful little guy/girl. ...its never the childs fault. Even if it was a "sin" of the parent.

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