Q & A 04


We Are Pro-Life (Pro-Vie)

Good day, and welcome to the first EMMI PODCAST.

Eric Michel Ministries International is first an Eastern Canada Chaplaincy and an association of Christian denominations under the name: "Interdenominational Assembly of Churches."

EMMI Primates is the Most Reverend Eric Michel, the overseer of the organization.

These days we see on EWTN, the Global Catholic Network, repeatedly in the United States the topic of abortion.

People ask us our view at Eric Michel Ministries International on the topic of "abortion"?

First, let's see what the internet says about it:

The abortion from Wikipedia

Abortion is the end of a pregnancy by removing or expulsing an embryo or fetus. An abortion that occurs without intervention is known as a miscarriage or "spontaneous abortion" and occurs in approximately 30% to 40% of pregnancies. When deliberate steps are taken to end a pregnancy, it is called an induced abortion, or less frequently, "induced miscarriage ."The unmodified word abortion generally refers to an induced abortion.

When correctly done, abortion is one of the safest procedures in medicine. It is safer than childbirth, which has a 14 times higher risk of death in the United States. Still, unsafe abortion is a significant cause of maternal death, especially in the developing world. Making safe abortion legal and accessible reduces maternal deaths.

Modern methods use medication or surgery for abortions. The drug mifepristone combined with prostaglandin appears to be as safe and effective as surgery during pregnancy's first and second trimesters. The most common surgical technique involves dilating the cervix and using a suction device. Birth control, pills or intrauterine devices can be used immediately following abortion. When performed legally and safely on a woman who desires it, induced abortions do not increase the risk of long-term mental or physical problems. In contrast, unsafe abortions (those performed by unskilled individuals, hazardous equipment, or unsanitary facilities) cause 47,000 deaths and 5 million hospital admissions yearly. The World Health Organization states that "access to legal, safe and comprehensive abortion care, including post-abortion care, is essential for attaining the highest possible level of sexual and reproductive health."

Around 56 million abortions are performed each year in the world, with about 45% done unsafely. Abortion rates changed little between 2003 and 2008. They decreased for at least two decades as access to family planning and birth control increased. As of 2018, 37% of the world's women had access to legal abortions without limits as to the reason. Countries that permit abortions have different limits on how late in pregnancy abortion is allowed. Abortion rates are similar between countries that ban abortion and countries that will enable it.

Historically, abortions have been attempted using herbal medicines, sharp tools, forceful massage, or other traditional methods. Abortion laws and cultural or religious views of abortions are different worldwide. In some areas, abortion is legal only in specific cases such as rape, problems with the fetus, poverty, risk to a woman's health, or incest. There is debate over the moral, ethical, and legal issues of abortion. Those who oppose abortion often argue that an embryo or fetus is a human with a right to life. They may compare abortion to murder. Those who support the legality of abortion often hold that it is part of a woman's right to make decisions about her body. Others favour legal and accessible abortion as a public health measure.

Since ancient times abortions have been done using several methods, including herbal medicines, sharp tools, force, or other traditional methods. Induced abortion has a long history. And can be traced back to civilizations as varied as China under Shennong (c. 2700 BCE), Ancient Egypt with its Ebers Papyrus (c. 1550 BCE), and the Roman Empire in the time of Juvenal (c. 200 CE).

Induced abortion has long been the source of considerable debate. Opinions on abortion may be about fetal rights, governmental authority, and women's rights. Ethical, moral, philosophical, biological, religious and legal issues surrounding abortion are related to value systems.

In both public and private debate, arguments in favour of or against abortion access focus on either the moral permissibility of an induced abortion or the justification of laws permitting or restricting abortion. Abortion debates, especially about abortion laws, are often spearheaded by groups advocating one of these two positions. Groups favour more significant legal restrictions on abortion, including complete prohibition, most often describe themselves as "pro-life." In contrast, groups against such legal rules describe themselves as "pro-choice ."Generally, the former argues that a fetus is a human person with a right to live, making abortion morally the same as murder. The latter part contends that a woman has certain reproductive rights, especially the right to decide whether to carry a pregnancy to term. The World Medical Association Declaration on Therapeutic Abortion notes: "circumstances bringing the interests of a mother into conflict with the interests of her unborn child create a dilemma and raise the question as to whether or not the pregnancy should be deliberately terminated."

At Eric Michel Ministries International, we are Pro-Life with health matter exceptions.

It has so many ways to avoid pregnancy that if a woman gets pregnant, she wants. We agree with the position "that a fetus is a human person with a right to live."

And also agree to some abortions under the supervision of a medical doctor or a social worker.

Reasons for abortion:

That is our view on abortion, but we have no say because the matter is entirely political. And we are not strong enough like the Roman Catholic Church to lobby members of parliament and lawmakers.

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On that, we wish you good mental health and God Bless!