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Abortion - A Misnomer

Bishop John (Kallos) of Thermon

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The term 'abortion' is an exercise in semantic gymnastics to rationalize the taking of human life. The California Medical Journal calls abortion a "schizophrenic subterfuge." It is a deliberate attempt to avoid "the scientific fact, which everyone really knows, that human life begins at conception and is continuous whether intra or extra-uterine until death", so says the Journal in its editorial entitled "A New Ethic for Medicine and Society".

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The U.S. Supreme Court's decision making abortion legal during the first three months of pregnancy will lead to even greater evils, that being death control and death selection, or in a word, 'euthanasia'. The Supreme Court's decision making abortion legal by no way makes abortion moral. Abortion is first and foremost a moral issue, for it is a question regarding human life. It is a flagrant violation of God's Law which is superior to man-made laws. Every Orthodox Christian has the moral responsibility to live according to the Divine Laws as revealed to us by Holy Scripture and Holy Tradition.

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