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1. What is the quote that links to the Muslim view on adoption?

  • You shall not kill your children for fear of want... to kill them is a grievious sin
  • No severer of the womb-relationship ties will ever enter paradise
  • Lesser of two evils
  • Love thy neighbour as you love yourself
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2. What is the principle of the double effect?

  • to abort a child if they are severley disabled as that is the compassionate thing to do
  • the better of two negative options for all involved
  • If the Foetus dies to save the mother it is not considered an abortion
  • Abortion goes against Gods plan for that child

3. When does a feotus become viable?

  • On the 22nd week of pregnacy
  • At birth
  • On the 4th week of pregnancy
  • On the 120th day of pregnancy

4. What is the Roman Catholic view on abortion?

  • Can be a compassionate act if the child is disabled
  • Believe that abortion is wrong in all circumstances unless the mother is dying as it is murder
  • Abortion should be allowed in all circumstanes; its the mothers right to choose
  • Believe that abortion can be the lesser of two evils

5. Why do Christians believe that Life begins at conception?

  • This is when the foetus first gets a heartbeat
  • Because the foetus begins to sense things and can feel pain
  • As this is when the egg is first fertlised and becomes a potential life
  • because life is precious and god-given


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