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The question of abortion?

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Abortion? This question is like ones that we have encountered before to do with the seven commandments: If a man's family is starving and there is an unattended lorry filled with food outside his house should he steal from the lorry to feed his family, but in doing this break a commandment. Or should he leave the food so his family dies, but he does not break the commandment. One type of thinking would say that the commandments say "thou shalt not steal" so you should not steal. Another type of thinking would ask the question "which would bring about the greater good, him stealing the food or not?", and once they had looked at the individual circumstances they would probably come to the conclusion that ...read more.

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This would not work because by the time the court had made a decision the mother would probably be in labour. Is it up to her G.P. to decide. This practice already has enough pressures of it's own is it really fair to add another one to it. Also would the decision made by the G.P. be one on sound medical reasons or would it be made on personal views of the G.P. in question. How could the doctor prove that the decision they made had a sound reason? If the decision were made by the G.P.s personal views could not a woman just go to another G.P. ...read more.

Conclusion

This seems fine in theory but it would not work in practice because you would always find exceptions. Like I did with the commandment "Thou shalt not steal". Hold on a minute thou even if this is an impractical solution it was suggestible so has some good points. For example this way there would be no pressure on anyone, as the law made could just be applied and then the decision would be an easy one. Taking in to consideration all of these factors then I would have to say that a combination of both of these rules is necessary to deter discomfort from all parties concerned. A set of rules which determines what is to be done. This rules should be flexible in the sense that an appeal to a special court should be available. , please ...read more.

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