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what is the definition of Abortion?
The artificial yet deliberate termination of a human pregnancy.
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Give two pieces of statistical evidence regarding Abortion
2006, 193,700 abortions carried out 1974, only 119,000
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Abortion was made legal under which act?(include any updates to this act)
The Abortions Act 1967 amended under the Human Embryology Act 1991
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Describe the facts of the George Tiller case
Scott Roeder was a christian anti-abortion activist who shot George Tiller due to his profession of performing late term abortions. He claimed he did it to 'save the children'.
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What are the 5 stages of Pregnancy?
Contraception, Ensoulment, Viability, Birth and Infancy.
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What is the difference between Consciousness and Mere Consciousness?
Consciousness is associated with humans and having experiences and self awareness, while Mere consciousness is the basic level of consciousness associated with that of an animal or a fetus.
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What is the doctrine of the Sanctity of life?
This refers to the belief that all human life is intrinsically valuable due to religious reasons
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What is reverence for life?
Theory created by Albert Schweitzer in which he argued we should all have reverence for human life due to all forms of live showing clear evidence of a will to live
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Who argues against Reverence for Life and why?
Mary Anne Warren argues against reverence for life due to the fact she believes that all human beings have an inbuilt desire to promote our own survival and this does not hold grounds to show reverence.
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What is Natural Theology and how has it been used to argue against abortion?
Aquinas developed this, and it is faith and reason brought together in the form of 5 primary precepts, in which the 1st is to preserve life.
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Who argued that the commandment 'thou shalt not kill' applies with equal weight to an unborn child?
Pope John Paul the II
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What is the Islamic view of Abortion?
Islam argues that abortion is murder and therefore wrong, however if it was performed in order to protect the mother then it would be considered the lessor of two evils as the mother has more rights than the unborn child.
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What is the definition of viability?
the stage in the pregnancy in which the fetus can survive independently of the mother
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Why is the Infancy stage so important with regards to Personhood?
Because the child is able to develop a personality and begins to become completely independent of the mother.
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What is Moral Reciprocity?
the ability to respect another persons right to life.
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why is moral reciprocity an issue for a fetus?
because the fetus is unaware to its own right to life let alone anyone elses, which means that it is arguable to suggest that fetuses are not people, nor are small children until they develop this.
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What are the 5 criteria for personhood and who created it?
Jacj Mahon
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