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An acceptance of the practice of abortion is incompatible with Christian beliefs in the sanctity of life but not with the attitudes of some medical practicioners and some ethical philosophers. Discuss
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- Submitted: 15/12/2002
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An acceptance of the practice of abortion is incompatible with
Christian beliefs in the sanctity of life but not with the attitudes
of some medical practicioners and some ethical philosophers.
When discussing issues that concern the sanctity of life it is
important to give an accurate definition of what the term means.
Within Christianity the term sanctity of life is taken to mean `the
belief that all life is holy and belongs to God and therefore only God
has the right to end life' (Victor W Watton, Religion and Life). It is
important however to note that this definition only covers the moral
ideas of the Christian Church. It has been argued that as we know
enter the 21^st Century, that our society has become more less Church
orientated and more people orientated. It is therefore important to
provide an alternative definition for the sanctity of life (one that
exists more on an ethical plain rather than a religious one). An
ethical definition of the sanctity of life has
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