[quote=Jermosh]The Church does allow a Rape victim to protect themselfs from conception. But once conception has be done it would be concidered as a abortion. Conception can take up to 48 hrs I believe as well.
Rape is one of the very few areas that the Church allows some form of ABCs.
Any way you cut it, the Church does NOT “allow a rape victim to protect themselves from conception.”
Cut #1 = birth control methods such as taking a birth control pill, having your tubes tied, or any other artificial means of “birth control” is not in God’s plan.
However, the Church does “allow” Natural Family Planning, which is simply not having intercourse during the woman’s fertile “time of the month.”
Cut#2 = abortion is more and more being used as a method of birth control. In America, since Roe v. Wade passed, one out of every four pregnancies ends in artificial abortion. The Church teaches that abortion is an intrinsic evil for which people involved in it (other than the baby, of course, who had no control at all over the method of their death) are with repentance able to be forgiven of it.
Conception of a new person is immediate the very nanosecond that the sperm (with the man’s DNA) and the egg (with the woman’s DNA) meet.
This is because the DNA of the cell is unique to that new “cell” of new life.
That’s science. Pure and simple.
**Please visit this site to learn about abortion aftermath and where to find help.
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