RE MOLAD Abortion Mindmap

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  • Abortion
    • The law
      • A foetus can be aborted legally up to 24 weeks.
      • A baby can survive outside the womb after 22 weeks, with medical advancement
      • It must be signed off by two doctors.
      • The baby's or mother's life must be impacted negatively if the foetus was born for the abortion to be allowed.
    • Christian views on abortion
      • Catholics
        • Abortion is morally wrong
        • Life is a gift from God and begins at conception
        • Abortion is acceptable in ectopic pregnancies
        • Sanctity of life - life is sacred
          • 'God created man in his own image'
          • The Lord God formed man and breathed life into him
      • Protestants
        • Situation ethics - what is right in the situation
        • Jesus is an example of agape - selfless love.
        • What is the kindest thing to do?
          • Quality of life for the baby, mother an dfamily
    • When does life begin?
      • Catholics - at  conception and ensoulment
      • When the baby has independent movement
      • When the foetus could survive outside the womb
    • For
      • A woman should be able to do what she wants with her own body.
      • A foetus isn't alive until it can survive outside of the womb
      • Sometimes the baby's life would be terrible - disabled
    • Against
      • Our bodies belong to God, so we don't have any right to them
        • 'Don't you know your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you. You do not belong to yourselves but to God.
      • A baby get s a soul when its conceived - abortion is murder


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