Abortion

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  • Abortion
    • Abortion law
      • Abortion was legalized in the UK in 1967 up until 28 weeks, however it was lowered to 24 weeks in 1990. It is currently still illegal in Northern Ireland.
    • Views on Abortion
      • Pope Pius: "What could ever be a sufficient  reason for the direct murder of an innocent?"
        • This quote shows the clear view that abortion is seen as being murder by Roman Catholics.
      • For
        • Judith Thompson
          • The growth from a foetus into a person is gradual and therefore we cannot call a baby a human and give it human rights.
        • Marry Warren
          • Warrens states that it is impossible to know when a foetus turns into a human and therefore birth gives a definite boundary.
            • Glover rejects this claim as the similarity between premature babies and late foetuses is large.
        • John Lucke
          • Lucke says personhood is when you are capable of making choices, engaging in a relationship and are self aware.
            • This has many issues as disabled people and those in a coma do not follow the criteria so are they not considered a person?
        • Glover
          • "Life starts at conception is nothing more then a religious tenet which claims no scientific truth"
        • Aristole
          • Abortion can be used to control the size of a family.
        • Prochioce
    • Why abortion is common
      • Sex is seen as being pleasurable as well as disability being detectable.
        • Rev Jepson ( clef lip pallet)
  • Against
    • "Life is sacred"
      • This quote shows the basic view for most religious people, that God created life and only he can take away. We are made in "the image of God" and therefore we should respect all life.
    • Conservative christians
      • Conservative Christians have a deontilogical approach which means they focus on the action not the consequences.
      • They often look to Holy Scripture for advice , however people interpretate them differently.
    • Prolife
  • General Rule
    • "Before you were formed in your mothers womb I knew you"
      • This quote shows the basic view for most religious people, that God created life and only he can take away. We are made in "the image of God" and therefore we should respect all life.
    • "Go forth and multiply"

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