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What is Abortion?

  • ABORTION:The deliberate termination of a foetus 
  • A woman can have an abortion if two doctors agree it can be justified on 1 of the 7 grounds in the 1967 Act. 
  • 2011-189 831 abortions
  • Ground C: continuing would involve a isk to the physical or mental health of the women.
  • Ground D: A risk to the physical or mental health of any existing children
  • Ground E:risk that if the child would be seriously handicapped 
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Moral Arguments:For and Against Abortion

For (Pro choice)

Emphasise a pregnant woman's "Right to choose" campaign for abortions to be legal and accessible.

  • Its a woman's right to choose what she does with her body.
  • Its a medical decision not a political decision 
  • Abortion is often the lesser of two evils 
  • The Foetus only gets legal protection when it reaches viability(24weeks)
  • If Abortion is illegal people will still go to the backstreet abortionists.

Liberal Protestant Christians 

Obama:Abortions should be reduced but never outlawed ultimately, women chould have the choice if the need it.

Bible:Love your neighbour as yourself

Matthew 22:39-40: 39  And the second is like it: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself. 

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Moral Arguments:For and Against Abortion

Against (Pro Life)

Emphasise the "right to life" of the unborn child campaign for no abortions or less abortions .

  • If the foetus is a human being killing it deliberately is wrong.
  • If life begins at conception the foetus has the same right as us.
  • Relaxed abortion laws mean some people use abortion as contraception 
  • Abortion discriminates against people with disabilities and devalues them.
  • Alternatives to abortion like adoption should be encouraged.

Catholic &Evangelical Christians

The Bible teaches the sanctity of life.

Genesis teaches that all human beings are made in the image of God 

Psalm 139 teaches that life begins in the womb at conception[so does Luke1:41]

thecommandments say taking life is wrong:God is the Lord of life 

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