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What do most people mean when they talk about an abortion.

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1. ABORTION (A) Doctors use the word 'abortion' to mean any death of a baby in the womb and its subsequent expulsion from the mother's body. This sometimes happens of its own accord and is usually called a miscarriage. A miscarriage can be very upsetting to couples wanting a baby. However, it may be so early in pregnancy that the woman is not even sure that she has conceived. It is thought that a great number of early pregnancies end this way. What most people mean when they talk about 'an abortion' is really a procured abortion. This is when the foetus of growing child is deliberately killed and removed from the womb. The term for abortion really means the premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb. There is an operation to cause this. There are two types of Abortion. Natural and a miscarriage. Abortion has been seen as a controversial issue for hundreds of years. Many people believe too many people have abortions for reasons which are not enough to justify the 'killing' of a human being. The 'Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act of 1990' was introduced in order that there was a time limit of 24 weeks for the termination of pregnancy as opposed to the previous limit of 28 weeks. For many centuries it was regarded as a serious crime to destroy a baby in its mother's womb. The law passed by Parliament in 1967 stated that a pregnancy could be terminated by a doctor, if two doctors agreed on the following conditions: 1. That to carry out the pregnancy would involve greater risk to the life or the physical of mental health of the mother, or of her existing children than if she had it terminated. ...read more.

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If she can, then God will never forget you as he has your name written in the palms of his hands. The New Testament is also strongly against abortion. 'Love your neighbour as yourself'. (Mark 12:31). This passage is clear. You should love someone as you would wish to be loved. You treat someone well and you will get love in return. If you take away life by having an abortion then you are clearly not loving that innocent life and don't deserve that love back. (1C) continued Another passage from the New Testament says, "Do you not know that your are God's temple and God's spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple. God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy and that temple you are". (1 Corinthians 3:16-17). For mew this passage is saying that each and every life is part of God's Temple and God's spirit is inside you. If life is taken away by an abortion it destroys 'God's temple' and God will destroy him because God's temple is holy and you are part of it. If a Christian was contemplating an abortion, there are several organisations where they can seek advice and have their questions answered. The most important of these groups in the UK are: * LIFE * The Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) Life concentrates its efforts on providing counselling and support for women who are pregnant or who think they might be. They also offer clothes for the newborn and housing. It is solely dependent on donations. Counselling is usually done through Parish Groups. ...read more.

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The unborn child is a separate human being. It is never just part of a Mother's body. By letting women have abortions, society is taking the easy way out. We should create a society where no child is unwanted. A foetus has a right not to be killed. People with the most serious of handicaps can still lead a happy life. A foetus is a potential human being; one day it will be a person. Circumstances which may often justify an abortion are direct threats to the life or health of the mother. I think that Abortion could be right in certain cases like rape, but I still think there are lots of other options available to the mother like Adoption or fostering. I believe that the law should be changed to prevent women from aborting just because they don't feel that they want a baby or that it is the wrong timing and too inconvenient for them. I think that there should be far more information on other options when it comes to having a baby rather than abortion. Society could do more in the way of contraception and education, and help single mothers by providing more counseling and places where they could seek advice. It this were the case, maybe abortion would not be necessary. I also think it important to perhaps bring down the number of weeks at which you can have an abortion to far less than it is now. With modern technology babies can survive being born earlier and earlier. Continued over/... (3) continued Abortions can also go very wrong and can leave terrible mental and physical scars. Every aborted foetus is a potential human being, perhaps even a Beethoven or an Einstein! Jamie Stickler 11KP ...read more.

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