ABORTION

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NATURAL LAW

What Aquinas would have to say about ABORTION?

The embryo has as much right as the mother. Catholics believe life starts from conception.

Abortion goes against the 6th Commandment - Thou shall not kill.

Abortion goes against the primary precepts - Preservation of life and Reproduction. Although not considered a contraceptive device it can be seen as one - just as the pill is to a catholic believer - abortion.

It also goes against the precept Order in Society - the more people having abortions the more abortions will be made and will not keep order.

God decides when it is time to die. 

Real and Apparent goods - the real good is to allow life to take place the apparent is to kill it  in order for it to be convenient for the woman.

Double effect – if the mother is in pain then the baby can be aborted.

AQUINAS IS AGAINST ABORTION.

 

UTILITARIAN

What A UTILITARIAN would have to say about ABORTION:

Benthem (act)- Hedonic Calculus, what’s the certainty it will cause pleasure? How long will it be for? But you must measure for EVERYONE involved. Including embryo. 

Principle of Utility: Greatest good for greatest number - Minorities ignored - Man and Woman want abortion - they would not consider the baby as it is not the greatest number however

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Liamjack96

There aint any case studies, if you know any please can you tell me as i know none.

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