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Theological Considerations on Abortion
Theological Considerations on Abortion

Author(s): Vasile Vlad
Subject(s): Theology and Religion
Published by: Editura Universității Aurel Vlaicu
Keywords: Canons; embryo; hormonal abortion; involuntary abortion; prayer for the aborted children; therapeutic abortion; voluntary abortion

Summary/Abstract: The faith of the Orthodox Church is that in the moment of the union of the two seminal cells, that of the man and that of the female, it takes place also the receivingof the soul, fact that determines that the egg-cell/zygote to be a human full person.Any attempt to the unborn children’s life it is a crime, and the ones who decideand voluntarily participate to suppressing the intrauterine life (the mother, the father, the medical personnel) are murderers. The present study tries to express the unequivocal position of the Church concerning the infanticide, no matter the names the medical language presents the abortion with: voluntary, involuntary, hormonal,or therapeutic. At the final of the study we are going to present some theological considerations upon the post-mortem destiny of the embryo.

  • Issue Year: 84/2020
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 43-67
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: English