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Miracle of life
The idea that life is wonderful, amazing or special
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Blessing
The idea that God has favoured a couple with a child
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Sanity of life
Life is sacred because it's god given
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Viable
The point at which the foetus could survive if it were to be born
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Quality of life
A measure of fulfillment
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Abortion
The deliberate termination of a pregnancy, before the foetus is 24 weeks
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Pro-choice
In favour of a woman's right to choose to have an abortion
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Pro-life
In favour of the foetus' rights
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Double effect
When actions to save the mothers life could kill the foetus
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What happens on the 3rd week of pregnancy?
The foetus develops a backbone
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What happens on the 4th week of pregnancy?
The heart starts to beat
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What happens on the 22nd week of pregnancy?
The foetus is viable
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How can we judge quality of life?
Wether the baby will have a good life (disability, poverty or unwanted)
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What are the arguments for an abortion?
The woman is pregnant as a result of being ***** or incest, some foetus' are so damaged it would be cruel to carry on with the pregnancy, if the mothers life is at risk an abortion is an option
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What are the arguments against abortion?
We have no right to abort a disabled foetus as we cannot justify if it will have a good quality of life (Steven Hawkins), abortion could be used selfishly to avoid responsibilities, depression and guilt may follow an abortion (regret)
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What are the Christian views on abortion?
Relative: abortion is lesser of the two evils (**** or disability), adoption would be better but it's up to the individual. Absolute: "you shall not murder" children are a gift from god, but the principle of the double effect is allowed
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What are the Islamic views on abortion?
Traditional: life begins at conception so abortion is murder, there's no exceptions unless the mothers life is at risk. Modern: the foetus receives it's soul on the 120th day so abortion is allowed up to that day
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What are the alternatives to abortion?
Keeping the baby, adoption, fostering
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Blessing

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Viable

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Quality of life

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