Christianity and abortion

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  • Christianity and abortion
    • Abortion- deliberate, artificial termination of pregnancy before full term
      • Abortion Act 1967
        • Legal if:
          • Agreed by 2 doctors
          • Mental/ physical health of woman/ existing children under threat
          • Child if born, is severely handicapped
        • No vol. abortion after 28 wks
          • After '91- 24 wks
      • Types of Abortion
        • VOLUNTARY ABORTION
          • For social reasons- no health issues
        • ABORTION FOR MEDICAL REASONS
          • Life of baby/mother at risk/severe handicap- not time limit
        • NATURAL ABORTION
          • Miscarriage
    • Catholic
      • ABSOLUTIONIST
      • Life begins at CONCEPTION
      • Always human being- same rights as mother
      • MURDER
        • Exodus 20
      • More agape to give everyone chance to live
      • Only permit if DOUBLE EFFECT
        • Done as life saving treatment for mother
    • SANCTITY OF LIFE
      • Psalm 139
      • Genesis 1:27
      • Luke 12
      • 1 Corinthians 3
      • Exodus 20
    • Protestant
      • SITUATIONIST
      • No specific teaching on when life begins
      • More AGAPE to help mother

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