Abortion

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Nicole
  • Created on: 26-05-16 20:02
What is abortion?
The artificial termination of a foetus
1 of 12
What is the UK law for abortion?
Permission of two doctors. Before 24 weeks
2 of 12
What are the four main issues surrounding abortion
1)Sanctity of life 2)personhood 3)quality of life 4)rights of the mother and foetus
3 of 12
What is personhood?
it is a definition of a human being as a person: having consciousness, self-awareness, ability to reason and self-sufficiency
4 of 12
What does Pope Paul VI say about abortion?
'Human life must be respected and protected from the moment of conception'
5 of 12
What were Mary Anne Warren's characteristics of a person?
Sentience, Reason, Communication, Emotionality, Self-awareness, Moral agency
6 of 12
What is potentiality?
means that the foetus has a capacity of growth and will become a human person
7 of 12
What is ensoulment?
it is the moment when people believe the soul is given. Catholics believe that this is at conception
8 of 12
What does Christian ethics say about abortion?
NO because of sanctity of life. child as gift form god, goes against natural law from God, human life has intrinsic value
9 of 12
What does Natural Law say about abortion?
NO because preservation of life is paramount , unborn child has rights too, primary precept of reproduction
10 of 12
What does Utilitarianism say about abortion?
YES because happiness vs pain, focuses on the outcome, life doesn't have intrinsic value, preference for mother, foetus is potential life
11 of 12
What does Kantian ethics say about abortion?
NO/YES because life as ends not means, if intentions are selfish, humans have intrinsic worth, BUT if the foetus is not considered as a reasoning person
12 of 12

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

What is the UK law for abortion?

Back

Permission of two doctors. Before 24 weeks

Card 3

Front

What are the four main issues surrounding abortion

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

What is personhood?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What does Pope Paul VI say about abortion?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Ethics resources:

See all Ethics resources »See all abortion resources »