Cultural protect life, and every man has to

 Cultural Encounter Experience                                                                        Name:                                                                          Institution:    Last Sunday I attended a service at a nearby Catholic Church, I am not of the denomination so I wanted to experience their teachings about life. The service started off at 9 a.m. and the day’s sermon was about abortion. The Catholic Church is sternly against abortion. They believe that a life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. The priest taught that you shall not kill an embryo by abortion and shall not cause a newborn to perish. The breaking of this moral law would lead to excommunication from the church. He went further to say that God has entrusted human beings to protect life, and every man has to carry out this noble mission. He stated that abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.This teaching to me in a way did not make complete sense. According to my beliefs, a woman has a choice on whether to carry a pregnancy to term or not.  This is especially in cases of pregnancy as a result of rape or incest. In other cases, a mother’s life might be at risk and I believe the mother’s life should come first before that of a fetus. And also because I believe that a well-timed pregnancy is vital to give a child a better chance at a good life.The Catholic anti-abortion rules may lead to both the death of a mother and her fetus in cases of ectopic pregnancies. These rules may also lead a woman to seek unsafe abortion options which will endanger her life in great ways than a safe abortion. Unsafe abortions should not be the price women to have to pay because of the elimination of reproductive health services such as abortion