• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Abortion. The Catholic Church has always condemned the act of abortion. It is seen as an evil act against humanity,

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Abortion Abortion is the termination of a human fetus during pregnancy. Abortion in today's society has become one of the most common medical procedures. In Australia alone an estimated 80,000-90,000 abortions occur each year and one in three Australian women will have an abortion in their lifetime. There are two ways to have an abortion 1) Surgical- The most common surgical procedure is Aspiration ( Removes the fetus using a vacuum suction method) 2) Medical- This is where a pill is taken which terminates the pregnancy Abortion has become one of the most controversial argued issues of the twenty first century. The arguments for and against it range from religious to social views such as the murdering of a human being to the women's right to choose. ...read more.

Middle

It is seen as an evil act against humanity, especially as it goes against the 5th commandment 'thou shall not kill' The Catholic Church believes that life begins at conception, That each unborn human being has a God given right to life that cannot be taken away by other human beings. Children no matter how old are seen as a gift from god and therefore abortion is seen as someone rejecting the gift that God has given them. The Bible explains that the entire life of a human - from the beginning to its natural end - is sacred, since God determines the length of those days. Abortion was firstly brought to attention when Pope John Paul II warned against the emerging 'culture of death'. ...read more.

Conclusion

If you want equal justice for all and true freedom and lasting peace, then America, defend life."( http://www.prolife.com/celeb.htm) Mother Teresa- The greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion, which is war against the child. The mother doesn't learn to love, but kills to solve her own problems. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want." (http://www.prolife.com/celeb.htm) Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you. (Jer 1:5; cf. Job 10:8-12; Ps 22:10-11) "See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of My Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 18:10). http://lifenetwork.org.au/_blog/Abortion_in_Australia/tag/Statistics/ http://www.world-faiths.com/GCSE%20Short%20course/social_reasons_for_and_against_abortion.htm http://womensissues.about.com/od/reproductiverights/a/AbortionTypes.htm http://www.rsrevision.com/GCSE/christian_perspectives/life/abortion/against.htm http://www.catholic.com/library/Abortion.asp http://www.godandscience.org/doctrine/prolife.html http://www.prolife.com/celeb.htm By Ebony ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Abortion and other medical issues section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Abortion and other medical issues essays

  1. Arguments for and against abortion in America.

    Women should have the right to control their own body's not the doctors. They believe that they have all the other rights such as voting and the right to go to school but the right to control their own body is not permissible.

  2. Euthanasia, abortion and the Church

    If a foetus has a mental or physical defect, the being still deserves a chance to live. God does not create waste and although the baby may not be perfect concerning "human standards", God has given that baby a chance to live and to serve some purpose on this earth.

  1. Abortion and Euthanasia - views from the Roman Catholic Church.

    Personally I believe that if a woman is pregnant because of a rape then it is a very complex situation and is hard to deal with. Still, is an unfortunate incident such as this did happen, the result can't be taken out on the baby, it is still only a defenceless foetus which shouldn't be punished.

  2. A Philosophical Analysis of the issues raised by the act of Abortion

    Until ensoulment, the embryo is less than human. Aristotelian anthropology points out that the soul is added to the matter in womb causing the matter to become a living individual, with the form and rational power of a man. Augustine believed abortion destroys conception meaning that the whole idea of sex would be destroyed.

  1. What is meant by abortion?

    Becoming pregnant while using an IUD, however, does make you more likely to miscarry or develop an infection. As many as 30 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, half of them before the woman even realizes she is pregnant.

  2. Abortion and the Catholic Church.

    In 1930 the Catholic Church decided that abortion was not a sin if it was carried out on a woman suffering from cancer of the womb or an ectopic pregnancy. This was because in both cases, both the foetus and the mother would die if the abortion was not carried out.

  1. The arguments for and against abortion.

    According to Frances Fitzgerald, Chairwoman of the Irish Council for the Status of women, it is the men that make all the decisions in Irish life and particularly this issue but how little input they have on other issues that concern women and may need their assistance.

  2. Abortion - A right to do evil?

    Sometimes, this solution will burn the baby's skin and the baby will end up red and all burned up after it has left its mother's body (Willke). The RU-486 abortion, or the emergency pill, is a drug which women will take after missing their period (Willke).

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work