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Describe and explain the teachings of the religion you are studying about the sanctity of life in relation to abortion

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Describe and explain the teachings of the religion you are studying about the sanctity of life in relation to abortion What is abortion? The religion I am studying is Christianity. A dictionary description of abortion is "operation to end a pregnancy." It is the premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb. Sometimes this happens spontaneously, this is called a miss-carriage. Abortion is allowed at any age, although there is a legal age at when sexual intercourse can happen this is not always obeyed. ...read more.

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Abortion 'must be carried out in a hospital or in a place approved by the Secretary of State.' The pregnancy has not exceeded its 24th week and if it were continued it would cause more risk than if the pregnancy were terminated. History of Abortion 1861 Offences against the Person Act - all abortion is illegal for any reason. 1967 Abortion Act - Allows abortion under certain conditions and on certain ground. ...read more.

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For example in the case of abortion, when does an embryo have rights? When is it murder to have an abortion, and when does life start? If life was intended or unintended, perfect or unperfect is it still sacred? If an embryo is believed to have Down syndrome, and this embryo can still be aborted painlessly, is it right to do so, is the embryo still sacred? Different Churches have very different opinions on abortion, and how to put the 'sanctity of life' ethic into practise. ...read more.

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