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

Explain how Christians might put their beliefs about abortion into action.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Christian Perspectives on personal, Social and World Issues B) Explain how Christians might put their beliefs about abortion into action. There are many different views on abortion from many different Religions and denominations and they all put their ideas into practise in different ways. There are many alternatives to abortion and one of these is adoption. An example of this is 'Carol's Story'. Carol was a student that was raped on holiday, she found herself pregnant and decided that an abortion was not an option for her. Carol decided to have her baby adopted and after discussing it with her mother, they looked around some adoption agencies for a suitable couple. After selecting a couple Carol and her mother went to meet them, they decided that the couple would take good care of the child. ...read more.

Middle

However, the girl was so impressed by the father's attempts to save the baby that she decided not to go ahead with the abortion and instead hand the baby over to the father after the birth. The father left Oxford University, raised the baby boy and later went back to complete his studies. The father demonstrated that keeping the baby is another alternative to abortion in which both parties are happy. There are many charities as well as SPUC (Society for the protection of the Unborn Child), such as the pro-life newspaper that is founded in Ireland. This is a newspaper that is distributed throughout the whole of Great Britain and gives information and updates on everything to do with Abortion and the unborn child. Many Christians fund these charities in order to gain media attention to their solid belief in the sanctity of life. ...read more.

Conclusion

This shows how strong the Roman Catholic belief in the sanctity of life is. The Church of England and the Methodist Church have a relative morality towards abortion. In February nineteen ninety three The General Synod of the Church of England passed a resolution on the subject of abortion, which was the first for ten years. This lengthy resolution could manage no stronger statement about abortion than it was 'a procedure which should not be undertaken lightly but only after the most serious moral reflection'. The Methodist Statement on abortion concedes that 'every foetus has significance' and allows abortion as 'morally justifiable' in the cases of handicap, large families, poverty and bad housing. For advise on abortion woman can consult : * Biblical teachings * Church Teachings * Priests and Vicars * Their Own Conscience After consulting these things this it is very difficult to argue in favour of abortion if the woman is a Christian. Alex Warham R.E Section B Page 1 ...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. A study of Christian beliefs about abortion in comparison with the ethical consideration of ...

    This is seen in our society when discussing abortion. Despite the 1967 Abortion Act, which seeks to allow abortion only in limited specific circumstances, in practice there is now abortion on demand. Situationism allows individual freedom yet this freedom could be abused.

  2. Examine and Comment on The Beliefs About Abortion

    abort before 120 days if she wants to go ahead with it. If not than she should carry on with her pregnancy as usual. Christian View Christians believe that life is sacred and a gift from God. Christians use the Bible as a guide to life.

  1. Is The Sanctity of Life to be regarded as a Moral Absolute? Discuss in ...

    that family had been trying for a child, yet this would not happen in every case. The happiness would be of a greater proportion of the feelings and the duration of the feelings. ? The certainty of the feelings held by the effected is not guarantee able because we cannot see into the future.

  2. Examine Christian beliefs about abortion. Comment on these beliefs with reference to another religion.

    Life must be respected because it is 'a life set aside' because it is created specially and individually by God. So the Sanctity of Life principle suggests that humans have a duty to preserve the life of a fetus as it is in fact no different to that of humans.

  1. Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibilities for those at the beginning and ...

    It is morally unacceptable. Thus an act or omission which, of itself or by intention, causes death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder greatly contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living god, his creator.

  2. B] Explain how Christians might put their beliefs about abortion into action.

    They take donations to help carry on running the houses and centres, doing this members may feel they are doing their bit to help stop abortion and help the young women and children. LIFE also has a network of baby shops which can supply equipment such as bottles, sterilizers and cribs and baby clothes.

  1. Explain How Christians Might Put Their Beliefs About Abortion Into Action

    One example of a ProChoice group that Christians might join is the "ProChoice Alliance." This group campaign for a change in the Abortion Law, as they believe that the woman has the right to have an abortion on demand, without having to persuade two doctors that continuing with the pregnancy

  2. Explain how Christians might put their beleifs about abortion into action

    Choosing adoption could not only save the child from death, but put it in a loving home. However, not all Christians are pro-life, although they see its usefulness they support pro-choice and act accordingly. They could support a pro-choice organisation such as the all-party parlimentry pro-choice group or pro-choice alliance (PCA).

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