Abortion - Medical Ethics

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  • Abortion
    • Catholic beliefs:
      • Pro-life absolutists
      • Life begins at the moment of conception so it is considered murder
        • "Before i formed you in the womb i knew you" - Jeremiah
        • "Thou shall not kill" - Exodus
      • Human life is sacred and a gift from God
    • Reasons for abortion
      • Split from her partner
      • Result of rape
      • Child might be severely disabled
      • Would not fit in with career plans
    • Liberal beliefs:
      • Acceptable if the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother
      • The pregnancy is a result of rape
      • The baby will be severely disabled
      • Do not believe that life starts at conception
      • "Love your neighbour" - we should show compassion


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