Religion and life issues

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  • Life Issues
    • "Pro-life"
      • Abortion is murder
      • Causes Depression
      • Disabled people can enjoy a good quality of life
      • unwanted children can be adopted
      • UN declaration of the rights of the child
      • Each Person is unique
      • Abortion is selfish
      • Life begins before conception due to the cycle of life, death and decay
      • "life must be protected with utmost care from the moment of conception" Gaudium et Spes (RCC)
      • "No severer or womb relationships shall ever enter paradise" Hadith
      • "You shall not kill your children for fear or want. We will provide for them and for you. To kill them is a grievous sin" Qur'an 17:31
      • "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb... your eyes saw my unformed body" Psalms 139:13, 16
      • Violation of "right action"
      • "In him all things exist, from him all things originate... he is truly the all. (Brahman)" Mahabharata Shanti Parva 47-56
      • "God is one and we are all his children" Guru Granth Sahib 611
    • "Pro-Choice"
      • Woman's right to choose
      • Life doesn't start until the baby is born
      • Health risk to mother
      • Circumstances should be consdered
      • Dangerous illegal abortions will return
      • Over-population
      • It is cruel to bring a severely disabled person into the world
      • Mother's circumstance must be taken into account.  Dalai Lama
      • Most religions say that circumstances matter (NOT THE RCC)
        • "lesser of two evils"
    • The UK Law
      • Illegal before 1967
      • 1967 Abortion act made it legal if 2 doctors agree of one of the conditions
        • Risk to woman's physical or mental health
        • risk to physical or mental health of her existing children
        • Woman's life is in danger
        • Substantial risk or severe disability of baby
    • Alternative to abortion
      • Adoption
      • Keep the baby
      • Foster Care

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