Abortion

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Key Terms

Conception- When the sperm fertilises an egg

Viability- When a foetus is able to live independently from its mother

Foetus- An unborn, developing child

Sanctity of life- Life is sacred (very special) because made by God

Quality of life- The measure of fulfillness

Arguments for Abortion

Having an abortion may seem a suitable option due to the reasons listed below:

  • If there is a risk of the baby being disabled
  • If continuing a pregnancy threatens the mothers life
  • If having a baby would threaten the mother's quality of life
  • If the mother does not want the baby
  • The woman has the right to determine what happens to her body
  • The legal right to abortion largely avoids the problems of illegal, unsafe abortions
  • The woman's rights outweigh those of the foetus

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