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What is Sanctity of Life?
Respecting life because it is holy and given to you by God.
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What is Abortion?
The removal of a foetus from a womb before it can survive.
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A legal abortion in the UK can be carried out in how many weeks?
The first 24 weeks of pregnancy.
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What laws does the Abortion Act 1967 consist of?
It must be carried out in a hospital or a specialised clinic. Two doctors must agree that it would be beneficial to the mothers physical or mental health.
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What are the four circumstances you can legally have an abortion after 24 weeks?
If it is necessary to save the mother's life. To prevent permanent injury to the mother's physical or mental health. If there is a large risk the child will be born with physical or mental abnormalities. If it is a risk to another child.
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What rights does the father have concerning abortion?
None
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What is the most common view of Catholics concerning abortion?
Abortion denies a baby of the most fundamental human right - life.
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When does the church teach that life begins?
When a baby is first conceived.
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What Catholic organisations are against abortion?
LIFE, SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Child)"
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Two examples in the bible that are against abortion?
Genesis 1.26 teaches that human beings are made 'in the image of God''. Ten Commandments states that murder is always wrong.
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What is Abortion?

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The removal of a foetus from a womb before it can survive.

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What laws does the Abortion Act 1967 consist of?

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What are the four circumstances you can legally have an abortion after 24 weeks?

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