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"Abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy by artificial means"

Law in the UK on Abortion

Legal up to the 24th week of pregnancy with the consent of two doctors.
After this period, it is only legal if there is a serious threat to the life of the mother…

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Birth Mary Anne Warren "birth sees the beginning of a true moral status"
She argues that if a foetus is a person, then sperm and ovum are persons too.
Jonathan Glover ­ rejects Mary Anne Warren's argument as he believes that there are no real
differences between a late foetus…

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The Church of England recognises that each individual will have differing views on the
subject.
Church governing body The General Synod "The C of E combines strong opposition to
abortion with a recognition that there can be strictly limited conditions under which it may be
morally preferable to any available…

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Buddhists are expected to take full personal responsibility for everything they do and for
the consequences that follow.
The ethical consequences of the decision will also depend on the motive and intention
behind the decision, and the level of mindfulness with which it was taken.
First Precept of Buddhism not…

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Strengths and Weaknesses of the Sanctity of Life Argument



Strengths Weaknesses

· Values all human life equally ­ · Charles Darwin challenged the biblical
regardless of status or gender view of imago Dei with his theory of
· States clearly that killing is always natural selection
wrong and respects individuals…

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YES NO

· Not murder if you believe life begins at · For many religious people such as
birth e.g. GB law. Catholics life begins at conception ­
e.g. if a women has a miscarriage due to therefore abortion is murder.
a car crash ­ person responsible is not ·…

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Do humans have a right to life?



YES NO

· Declaration of human rights states · Declaration of human rights states
that "all humans have a right to life" that "all humans have a right to life" ­
· Jews/ Christians believe that all interpreted differently by different
humans are…

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