Abortion Religious Quotes

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How could the commandment "thou shalt not kill" be used in argument for and against abortion?
For: the woman might die if she had the child. Against: the child would be killed
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When can a woman have an abortion in the UK?
Up until 24 weeks into the pregnancy. This is when the unborn child is considered viable (could survive outside the womb)
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What alternatives are there to abortion?
Keeping the child, Adoption, Fostering
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How might the belief that "life is sacred" influence a Christian's view on abortion?
A Christian would believe that, as all life is sacred, abortion is the intent murder of a child, and would therefore be against abortion
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Does the father of a child have any legal say in whether the mother should have an abortion?
No - the father has no legal say as to what happens to the child.
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SPUC - what does this pro-life group believe in?
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children is a pro-life group that is heavily against abortion and campaigns to make it illegal
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How might an Islamic believer view abortion?
They would be against it, believing that 'all life is precious, a sacred gift from Allah'
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If a woman could be severely mentally/physically damaged by having a child, can she abort it?
Yes - if two doctors agree that she could be seriously harmed, then an abortion is allowed (in the UK)
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Why does a pregnant woman have to receive two doctors opinions before she can have an abortion?
One could be positively/negatively biased towards abortion due to their religion/personal opinion
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"Be fruitful and increase" - how might a Christian use this to oppose abortion?
This teaching states that humans are supposed to reproduce, and therefore to abort a child would be an act of defying God
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Could a **** victim legally get an abortion?
Yes - there is a risk of further mental damage to her or any existing children she may have
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'The lesser of two evils' - how can this be used to support abortion?
If the mother were to die from having the child, it would be a 'lesser evil' to abort the child, rather than kill her
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At what point do many religious believers believe life starts?
At the point of conception, and therefore abortion is (usually) wrong
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When can a woman have an abortion in the UK?

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Up until 24 weeks into the pregnancy. This is when the unborn child is considered viable (could survive outside the womb)

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What alternatives are there to abortion?

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How might the belief that "life is sacred" influence a Christian's view on abortion?

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Does the father of a child have any legal say in whether the mother should have an abortion?

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