- Created by: Hannah Thomas
- Created on: 08-04-12 14:19
Religion and Early Life
Abortion- The deliberate termination of a pregnancy, usually within 24 weeks.
Conception- The point at which the sperm fertilizes the egg to create a foetus.
Sanctity of Life- The belief that life is sacred or God given.
Quality of Life- In this particular topic, it refers to the kind of life the child will have.
Miracle of life- Life is wonderful, amazing, special; the odds are stacked against a foetus being created.
Blessing- The idea that God has favoured a couple with a child.
Viable- The point at which a foetus can survive on it's own accord ( usually 24 weeks)
Adoption- The legal process in which a child is taken into the family as a permanent fixture, therefore the family isn't paid. This is an alternative to abortion.
Fostering- The temporary process in which a child is taken into a family, until the mother is ready to look after the child.
Pro-choice- Campaigning for the rights of the mother; it is her right to choose.
Pro-life- Campaigning for the rights of the foetus; the foetus is a living being with potential in future life.
Absolute morality- The belief that something is always right or wrong, never in limbo.
Relative morality- The belief that something depends on the circumstance whether it is right or wrong.
Pressure groups- Groups outside the government that campaign for change in society e.g. Fathers 4 Justice.
When does life begin?
Buddhists- Life begins at conception, so Buddhists believe that abortion is going against the First Precept, which is not to kill.…