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What biblical and church teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion?In the bible there are many quotations that disagree with abortion

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What is abortion? Re coursework AO1.a(i). What is meant by the word "abortion"? A) 1. Abortion is the premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb. This sometimes happens on its own and is called a miscarriage. When most people talk about abortion they normally mean a procured abortion. This is when the foetus is deliberately killed and removed from the woman's womb. It can only take place in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy as that is when the first premature babies are born. In moral issues laws say that 2 doctors must be present and they must agree on either of the following circumstances: Continuing the pregnancy means that there is a risk to the woman's health, or that of her existing children greater than if the pregnancy was terminating, allowing up to 24 weeks of pregnancy; or Continuing the pregnancy would involve severe damage to the woman's mental or physical health greater than if the pregnancy was terminated, or there is a strong risk of severe handicap in the expected continues without time limit. There are many different methods of abortion which can be split into two different categories, early methods of abortion and late methods of abortion. Early methods of abortion include Vacuum Aspiration or Sharp Curettage which can only take place in the 6th to 16th week. There is also Mifepristone also known as RU-486 or the "Abortion Pill." It can only take place between weeks 5 to 7. This method of abortion takes place over the seven days. Long term methods include Dilation & Evacuation (D&E) which take place between the 13th and 20th week plus. Another method is Digoxin Induction which takes place in the 20th to 32nd week. Most abortions include different ways, such as the saline abortion where a salt concentrate is injected through the uterus (into the amniotic sack) after the amniotic fluid is taken out. ...read more.

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"...Condemned is any action which either before or at the moment of intercourse is specifically intended to prevent procreation-whether as an end or a means... It is never lawful, even for the gravest reasons to do evil that good may come of it..." HUMANAE VITAE-JULY 25TH 1968 All Catholics do not share the same outlook; the Anglican Church view is that a couple should be responsible as parents, therefore meaning they should limit the number of children to what they can afford. Also they have not decided when they think that life begins, they all have different opinions but they do not think that it is as simple as the ways the Catholic Church believe it. Some other Christians think that the mental and physical health of the woman is the most important thing and others think it will make a couple closer, as they have no fear of any consequences that may happen. Abortion is the murder of an unborn child in the womb; this is why it is unacceptable to the Christian church under any circumstances. They believe life begins at conception, the moment the sperm and the egg meet. so abortion is going against the word of God. Some people describe the situation as "the war of the powerful against the weak". They believe that people think that because the unborn child is not capable of speaking up for itself then it doesn't have any rights. They are totally helpless at this point that is why people believe they need our help more than anyone else. Visit coursework cc in cc fo cc for cc more cours cc Do cc not cc redistribute 7. "Unborn children are the poorest of the poor and they demand out protection" This was said by mother Teresa trying to portray that Jesus did not help the rich people in society, as they were not the ones who needed his help, it was the poor people, so this is why Jesus and the catholic church believe ...read more.

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In life and death cases, when the physical life of the mother is at stake, it would be fair to sacrifice the life of the one to save the life of the other, particularly in the instance where not having the abortion would likely cost both lives. On the other hand if someone was to believe that abortion was ok there argument might be that if you have been raped and you become pregnant from the incident then if you have the baby then every time you look at it you will remember how you had been raped and how this baby became and you wouldn't be able to take proper care of it. In Conclusion I believe that abortion can be justified but only in special circumstances. In my opinion I believe that abortion is wrong in most circumstances, The man and woman took the risk of getting pregnant and conceived they should not think getting an abortion will make it right, the baby that has been conceived is completely innocent and should be given the life that it has already started, it should not be taken away from it, but in some circumstances I think that people would argue that abortion could be acceptable, e.g. The baby had been conceived after rape or incest, or that the child will be severely handicapped and would live a life of suffering, but in these situation you have got to think about the fact that saying aborting a child because it is handicapped is acceptable is like saying that handicapped people do not want to live, which is not true. I also think abortion may be acceptable in position where the pregnancy risks the life of the Mother but many things can be done e.g. praying, having faith in God etc. On the other hand these circumstances account for very few abortions carried out, I believe that many people take advantage of abortion and do not think of it as ending the life of an innocent baby. Which is totally wrong. ...read more.

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