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What is Abortion?
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Introduction: This piece of coursework is about the issue of abortion, the Catholic Churchs view point to abortion, the pro and anti abortionists and the implications it has on modern day society and individuals. The Catholic churchs view is that all human life is sacred and that includes the baby in the womb. What is Abortion? Abortion is ending the life of an unborn child or æFoetusÆ before it has had the chance to live. Abortion was legalised in Britain in 1967 (The Abortion Act). In 1966, with the encouragement of ALRA, Liberal MP David Steel decided to sponsor an abortion law reform bill. Its passage through parliament was far from smooth. Religious groups, government ministers, doctors and medical organisations all had strong views on the subject and there were several influential bodies which opposed the bill. The bill was modified to reflect some objections but MPs could not ignore clear public support for legal abortion. On 27th October 1967 the Abortion Act became law in England, Scotland and Wales and took effect six months later on 27th April 1968. Pro-Abortion Some people are pro-abortion for a number of reasons. A lot of people think that abortion is
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