RELIGIOUS STUDIES - EARLY LIFE

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ABORTION
The deliberate termination (ending) of a pregnancy, usually before the foetus is 24 weeks old
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ABORTION ACT (1967)
The first law making abortion legal in England, Scotland and Wales
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ADOPTION
The legal process where a person (child) is taken (adopted) into the family as a son or daughter
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BIRTH
Passing down the birth canal and living outside the mother
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BLESSING
The idea that God has favoured a couple with a child
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CONCEPTION
The moment the sperm fertilises the egg
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DNA
Deoxyribonucleic acid that carries genetic information in a cell
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EMBRYO
Fertilised ovum at about 12-14 days when implants into the wall of the womb
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ENSOULED
Receives a soul
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FERTILITY
Being able to conceive a child
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FOETUS
Fertilised ovum from eight weeks
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FOSTERING
The taking of a child from a different family into a family home and bringing them up with the rest of the family
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE
Being able to choose to do whatever you want
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GIFT
The idea that a child is God's gift to humans
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HANDICAP
A physical or mental disability
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HUMAN FERTILISATION AND EMBRYOLOGY ACT (1990)
The amendment to the Abortion Act 1967 that reduced time limit to 24 weeks
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MIRACLE OF LIFE
The idea that life is wonderful, amazing or special
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PRO-CHOICE
Slogan used for the view that women should have the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion
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PRO-LIFE
Slogan used for the view that supports the right to life of the foetus
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QUALITY OF LIFE
A measure of fulfilment
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RIGHTS
The legal or moral entitlements to do or not to do something
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SACRED
Holy, precious because given by God
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SANCTITY OF LIFE
Life is sacred because it is God-given
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UNWANTED CHILDREN
Unplanned pregnancies
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VIABLE
The point at which a foetus can survive if it were to be born
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The first law making abortion legal in England, Scotland and Wales

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ABORTION ACT (1967)

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The legal process where a person (child) is taken (adopted) into the family as a son or daughter

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Passing down the birth canal and living outside the mother

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The idea that God has favoured a couple with a child

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