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Abortion

The New Apostolic Church understands itself as an advocate for life. The fertilised egg cell (ovum) is already an individual life which enjoys the right to protection.

The New Apostolic Church rejects terminations of pregnancy because they constitute a transgression of the fifth commandment. The guilt before God associated with it can vary greatly depending on individual circumstances. Even if there are humanly understandable reasons in favour of a termination of pregnancy the viewpoint of the Church should carry particular weight considering the significance of the decision.

Mothers or couples who have given serious thought to the medical, personal and theological perspectives can rely on the respect of the Church for their self-responsible decision for or against a termination of pregnancy and on unbiased pastoral care.

Please, also read our official statement (pdf)