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  1. Religious views on Abortion

    Most will occur at home with little danger to the mother. There may be a slight excessive bleeding. Although to completely empty the uterus it requires hospitalization, during which a surgeon must gently tease the rotting remnants of the placenta from the inside walls of the womb with a blunt instrument. There are several types of induced abortion starting with the micro abortions which are done in the first week of pregnancy. This is done by contraceptive drugs. Then there is a menstrual, this being a very early suction abortion, often done before the pregnancy test is positive.

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

    However there are many people whose attitudes towards abortion differs from those of their religion leaders. They believe that individuals have the right to follow their own consciences. Pope John Paul II from his encyclical "the Gospel of life" states that everyone has an incomparable worth because everyone shares in the very life of God, the life of every individual from its very beginning is part of God. He reminds us that it I not enough to be against abortion we need to do something about it. In the Bible it says, "Before I formed you I knew you" and the prophet Jeremiah says, "You were born and I consecrated you" In John 10:10 God says, "I have come that they may have life to the full".

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  3. Decisions on life and living.

    Some Christians may start to think that they shouldn't care because no-body else does, they may think why should they care for the environment when other people are destroying it. Christians believe they are responsible for looking after those who are at the end of their lives and the unborn. This may link to their opposed views to abortion and euthanasia. Christians who care and enjoy the world which God has created are showing their love for him and through their responsibilities as Christian steward looking after the earth they can show their obedience and that they will do what God wants them to.

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  4. Abortion - dicussion.

    Organisation that favour and are against abortion SPUC SPUC is part of the UK Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. SPUC was formed in 1966 in response to the campaign for the decriminalisation of abortion under the Abortion Act of 1967. SPUC recognised that the Abortion Act would be a step onto the slippery slope leading to abortion on demand and the decline in respect for all human life and dignity. SPUC is principally a parliamentary pressure group. However, we also carry out extensive educational work, as we believe that only through education can we ever hope to change the attitudes of society and the laws by which it is governed.

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  5. Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibilities to those at the beginning of their lives.

    This tells me that abortion can be wrong and can be sometimes seen as a form of murder. Some people see it like this because they believe that life begins at conception. I believe that abortion is right if the woman is raped and didn't plan for it to happen. Although some people say that the child is innocent in this situation and can't do anything about it and should have its equal right to life. I also believe that its right if the woman is too young, but she shouldn't be doing it at that age, but she should know the consequences of sex and should take full responsibility.

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  6. Every pregnant woman has an inalienable right to have an abortion. Discuss.

    By having an abortion they are not being caring or protecting. Some people are pro-abortion for a number of reasons. A lot of people think that abortion is ok in certain circumstances e.g. when the women was raped or on the grounds of incest, but these types of circumstances only account for a very small percent of all abortions which are carried out. Some people believe that it is the woman's right, her life, her body, her choice. Many people think that if abortion wasn't legalized then it would force many women to go to underground and get dangerous operations done by unqualified people.

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  7. Abortion - What is meant by the word abortion?

    I shall now quote various biblical teachings and interpret them. One of the most obvious verses which are used on the issue of abortion is this verse: Exodus 20 verse 13 'Do not commit murder' This is easily recognised as a verse which against abortion. When a person has an abortion they are killing the baby on purpose so it will be seen as murder. But many will try and argue the issue that the foetus is not being murdered as it is not the real thing (not a proper fully grown human baby)

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  8. What beliefs do Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives etc?

    After all, the 5th Commandment did say, "Thou shall not kill!" The term "Abortion" means "expulsion of a foetus from the womb before it can survive", or as more commonly said, "The intentional killing of an unborn child." But why do some people choose to have an abortion rather than either raise the baby or even have the child adopted. Well the main reason so many people choose to have abortions is in fact unwanted/unexpected pregnancies. In recent years the number of unwanted/unexpected pregnancies has risen quite dramatically and so too the number of abortions take every year.

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  9. What is meant by the word abortion?

    (Genesis 2:7). This suggests that human life begins when a baby is born and begins to breath. This could be used by Pro-abortionists because you could argue that the foetus is not fully alive and so abortion is not killing. In Genesis Chapter 1 it tell us that God made us in his in his image "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness" after that it goes on to tell us that man has command over the fish , birds, cattle, insects and every thing else.

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  10. Abortion is acceptable in some circumstances.

    If life is sacred, a gift from God, then it cannot be acceptable to take life. The question, with which Christians are faced with then, is this: 'When does life begin?' If life begins after birth, then to abort the foetus would not go against teaching of the sanctity of life. If, however, life begins at conception then it would go against the teachings. It all depends on when you believe life begins: * Conception * Birth * Some time between conception and birth * It is impossible to say Depending on which one you accept will take effect on what you will do.

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  11. Abortion: Right or Wrong?

    was formed. It aimed to lift restrictions on doctors so they could offer safe abortions. The consequences of making abortions illegal were so great, that the number of deaths from, "Back street" abortions were on the increase. In Britain Parliament eventually legalised abortion with the 1967 Abortion Act. The Act states that an, "Abortion is allowed up to 24 weeks, but could happen later in rare cases, such as to save the life of the mother." The rationale behind this Act was obviously to stop the increase in deaths, caused by illegal abortions, and to provide safety to women.

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  12. What is meant by the word abortion?

    However induced abortion is the deliberate termination and removal of the foetus from the uterus. There are several types of induced abortion:- Early medical abortion ~ This method is only available in the first nine weeks of pregnancy. During an early abortion drugs are used to cause an early miscarriage. The first drug given (RU486 or Mifepristone) blocks the hormone that makes the lining of the uterus hold onto the fertilised egg. A second drug (Prostaglandin) then causes the uterus to cramp, the lining of the uterus breaks down and the embryo is lost during the bleeding which follows.

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  13. Christian values for human life.

    During baptism, Christians believe that all actions are symbolic. The oil is a symbol of finding new life in Jesus, the oil is Chrism and is the symbol of healing to confirm the child will grow strong in Christ, and the water is symbolic of the fact that the child has died to a life of sin and been given new life and has re-born. Christian churches also state that you must be baptised to become a full member of the Church. However, there are some groups of Christians who don't think it's appropriate to baptise babies The parents and godparents of a baptised baby have many responsibilities.

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  14. 'Sanctity of life' a christian perspective.

    Christians live their life based around the Sanctity of life and believe: *Life if god given *Human life is precious *God has a plan for every human life *All life deserves respect *Life should not be destroyed In terms of human life, this often relates to Christians views on abortion and euthanasia. The Sanctity of life is a core Christian belief, but in today's society there are times when the belief may be hard to uphold or lead to difficult questions.

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  15. Abortion and Euthanasia.

    The killing of the baby in the womb. Mostly all of Christianity are against the concept of abortion. There are quite a few people who do believe in abortion who are also Christian, but it causes quite some trouble with pro-life believers who are Christian as well. If we look at what different groups think, we will find out that there is equal acceptance and opposition on the concept of abortion. The Catholic Trust believe that conception of a baby is the will of God, a special gift, and should not be able to kill a baby as it is morally wrong and purely unacceptable.

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  16. Abortion is when a mother decides that she can't go ahead with her pregnancy and decided to get rid of it.

    As a result from the number of people dying there was pressure for reform finally resulted in Liberal MP David Steel's Abortion Law Reform Bill, which became law on 27th October 1967 and took effect on 27th April 1968. Christianity holds all human life to be sacred; to say that life is sacred implies reverence and respect. It is commonly assumed that killing is wrong, although there are justifications such as self-defence that allow it. There is not very much teaching that is directly about abortion within the Bible and this is because during the time that the Bible was written, abortion was not the common occurrence like it is today.

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  17. What is Abortion?

    Christians believe abortion of a healthy mother and baby is murder. Abortion is breaking one of the ten commandments. Sikhs believe it is wrong except if the mother is in danger or the baby is disabled. Sikhs believe life begins at contraception. For and against! There are many arguments both for and against abortion. People will be able to justify their reasons and you must accept their views as just as valid as yours. Arguments for Abortion! Every women has the right to choose, so long as she has information on all the options. Women will still have abortions, even if they are illegal.

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  18. Research Concerning the Most Essential Layette Items and Equipment needed for a New Born Baby.

    * 2 hats - These are necessary in cool or cold weather. A sun hat needs a flap at the back to protect the neck. * 2 pairs of mittens - These are used to stop the baby from scratching themselves and they also keep the baby's hands warm in cold weather. * 1 shawl or blanket - These need to be lightweight and warm. A cellular blanket makes a good shawl, as the holes in the blanket make it lightweight.

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  19. "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" by Bertolt Brecht. I will respond to three sections of the workshop. To begin this assignment we looked at the setting of the play.

    The son (which is me) is ill from not eating. The daughter is a maid for a rich family. The short play starts with just the mother and son. The mother is sewing quickly to finish the job on time and the son is coughing on the floor. The father comes in and starts moaning about his job. The daughter comes in and starts complaining about the rich people but she has managed to steal some leftover food. We all freeze in different positions. We were able to show that we were a poor family and had no money and no food.

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  20. Abortion, legalised in the 1960's, can be described as the termination of the foetus before natural birth.

    Dilation & Evacuation (D&E): This takes place at 13- 20 weeks. Firstly the cervix is pried open. Using forceps, the abortionist tears the child out of the womb, limb by limb. The child is then reassembled to assure that no foetal parts are left inside Prostaglandin This is the alternative and most expensive late abortion drug called prostaglandin but with salt poising this also endangers the mother, it can be associated with risks of haemorrhage, infection and retention of the placenta requiring surgical intervention.

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  21. A Heavenly Sent Birth.

    . . I had just come back from school, from the lion's pulpit, where the dangers of being attacked was never low, from the construction yard, whose noise was ever deafening, into the peace and serenity of my home, my natural habitat. But immediately I knew something was amiss. What could it be? The living room seemed as good as it could be, except that the tattered bed that I had left lying on the floor in the morning, was cleared, probably by mom.

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  22. Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives.

    The Church of England said this in 1984 and they teach that abortion is always to be viewed as a serious matter. Abortion is seen acceptable by the Church of England, if the mother's life is in danger or if the mother is a victim of rape or if the foetus is severely handicapped. However, abortion is always wrong even if the woman is raped or her life is endangered by the pregnancy. The Didache says 'You shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the womb and you shall not murder the infant already born.'

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  23. Abortion - The dictionary defines life to be an interval of time between life and death in which time something exists and functions.

    This again teaches us that we are all individual and unique from the moment of conception. Humanists regard abortions as better than bringing unwanted babies into the world, however, the Methodist Church and the Church of England believe it's a sin to take the life of an unborn child but the mother's situation must be put into consideration. Until 1967, all abortions in the UK where illegal, this led to many back street abortions. Women would pay an unqualified person to give them an abortion.

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  24. What is meant by the word abortion?

    Side effects of the second medication include cramping, bleeding, diarrhoea, nausea, etc. An abortion carried out in this way can take two or more days, which can make the abortion more traumatic. Vacuum Aspiration (sometimes referred to as surgical suction) can be carried out from 5-15 weeks of the pregnancy, this is known as the first trimester. The treatment is carried out under local or general anaesthetic, usually with day-care facilities. Vacuum aspiration does not involve any kind of cutting.

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  25. Issues on abortion.

    If it happens of its own accord, it is usually known as a miscarriage. We usually mean a procured abortion, which is when a foetus is deliberately killed and removed. This is usually unpleasant, so it is sometimes known as a termination. The definitions in the dictionary are: * Premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb. * Operation to cause this The Law For many centuries it was regarded as a serious crime to destroy a baby in its mothers womb.

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