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

Discussion on Abortion.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

????????????????????????? Section A Abortion is when a woman spontaneously ends a pregnancy. There are two types of abortion: spontaneous and induced. Spontaneous abortion or miscarriage is when a foetus dies naturally inside the mother. Induced abortion is when the foetus is deliberately killed by taking it from the mother's womb. This essay is about induced abortion. There are no direct teachings from the bible about abortion but the Didache, written in 70AD is the oldest known Christian document says. "Thou shall not kill the foetus in it's mother's womb." It means that to kill a child of any form is wrong. Whilst there are no direct quotes about abortion from the bible, there are many that can be interpreted to include abortion such as in the ten commandments "Thou shall not kill". In Isaiah 49:5, it says "the lord formed me in the womb to be his servant." Which means that God has a purpose for everyone. Psalm 127:3 says, "sons are a gift from the Lord and children a reward from him." Which is saying that children are a blessing from God. In Matthew 18:10 it says "Never despise one of these little ones; I tell you they have their guardian angels in heaven, who look continually on the face of my heavenly father." ...read more.

Middle

This is saying that if you kill someone, God will kill you but this raises the question is the foetus a living thing because if it isn't, then you are not killing it. Looking at the bible again, in Luke 1:44 it says, "I tell you when your greeting sounded in my ears, the baby in my womb leapt for joy." Which is saying that the foetus has feelings and therefore is alive. If Christians accept the bible's teachings that life begins at conception then they cannot accept abortion and they must take it for murder. Section B Abortion in Britain was not available 'on demand'. Until 1967, all abortions were illegal unless the mother's life was in danger. If a woman wanted an abortion she would either have to go to a private clinic to carry out the illegal operation, but if she didn't have enough money she would have to go to back-street clinics and let the operation be carried out by unqualified people. After visits to these back-street clinics, many women suffered permanent ill health as a result and some died. In 1967 it was decided that to stop these illnesses and deaths happening, abortion had to be made legal so the 1967 abortion act came into effect. ...read more.

Conclusion

When Carol was 19, she went on holiday and was raped. When she later found out that she was pregnant she found it very hard to tell anyone. She eventually told her mother who told her not to get an abortion. She becomes a friend with a man, who had a wife and kids, she saw how happy they were together and decided that adoption is the right choice. Once she had the baby, she gave the baby "all the love of a lifetime in 8 days" and then let her be adopted. 10 years later, she says that she has no regrets. Section C Depending on your religious beliefs, abortion is either fully justified, never justified or sometimes justified. Some people believe that it is okay to have an abortion if you were raped or if the baby is going to be born with a disease. These are views that you might hear from Methodists. Some people believe that there is never a reason to abort and the can use the story of the 12 year old girl from Glasgow and the story of Carol to back their views up. These are views that you might hear from Roman Catholics. I believe that abortion can be justified but only in extreme cases. David Jacques ...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. What biblical and church teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion?In the ...

    There are peaceful and non-peaceful ways to protest. Some people say that the only way to get the viewpoint across is by using non-peaceful methods. Christians do all this to offer help to other people because they feel that they have to put their beliefs across by action and help others in their faith to choose the right decision for them.

  2. A study of Christian beliefs about abortion in comparison with the ethical consideration of ...

    with a history and in their own terms to respond socially given sufficient love and care. Gregory Pence concludes: "To put it another way, they will have a narrative history...most of them would not be better of not existing..." (Classic Cases in Medical Ethics (1995), p.191)23 Finally, there is the

  1. Abortion discussion.

    the time of its life when he or she need him the most in there life of growing up. To save that child from knowing about the trauma that happened to the woman to stop that child from living a life of sadness making that woman more upset it is

  2. Describe and explain bible quotes a Christian might use in a discussion about abortion

    This quote can support abortion. God is saying that humans have, like him, power over all creation. Therefore it gives us the right to have abortions and would be seen to be correct. It can also be used against abortion. If you were to believe that life starts in the womb then to perform an

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