Religion and medical ethics: Abortion

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  • Religion and medical ethics
    • Abortion
      • What is it?
        • Premature removal of the feotus from the womb
    • The lar: Made legal in 1969.
      • You can abort a baby if...
        • Under 24 weeks pregnant
        • Two doctors agree
        • Continuing will harm mother physical/mental health
        • Continuing will harm exsiting family
        • Feotal abnormality
    • Controversial because: When does life begin
      • Conception
      • Twelve weeks
      • When it is viable (twenty-four weeks)
      • Birth
    • Does the mother ever have the right to end the life of an unborn child?
      • Roman Catholic: No
        • "No pregnancy is unplanned because no baby can be concieved unless almight God intends that conception."
          • Catholic Truth Society
        • "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you"
          • Jeremiah 1:4
      • Each individual is known by God before birth
        • "The Lord gives and the Lord takes away."
          • Job
          • Only God can give and take life
        • "Thou shalt not kill"
      • Protestant churches
        • Accept the above BUT will accept abortion in some circumstances
          • "The life of the foetus is not absolutely sacrosanct if it endangers the life of the mother"
            • C of E report 1984
        • God is loving, he understands personal situations and mistakes. God looks at indivdual cicumstances; he does not want us to suffer.
          • "Dear friends let us love one another, for love comes from God"
            • 1John 4:7 -8


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