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What is meant by the word abortion?

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What is meant by the word abortion? Abortion: the termination of a pregnancy by artificial or chemical means Abortion is ending the life of an unborn child or 'foetus' before it has had a chance to live. Abortion used to be illegal in Britain; in some places it still is for example Ireland. But in most western countries the laws have changed. Since 1973 the law in the USA has said that a woman has the right to have her pregnancy ended in this way. She does not have to give any reason just that she wants it done. In Britain abortion used to be a crime under the offences against the person acts of 1861, in 1967 the Liberal MP David steel introduced a Bill into the House of Commons, which became the abortion act of 1967. This act was amended in 1990 and applies to the whole of the United Kingdom except for Northern Ireland The Abortion Act The law in the United Kingdom states that abortion can be performed up to the end of the twenty forth week of pregnancy if two doctors agree that: * To continue the pregnancy there would be risk of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman * Or to continue pregnancy there would be risk of injury to the physical or mental health of any existing children of the pregnant woman However the law allows an abortion at any stage of the pregnancy if doctors agree that: * Continuing with the pregnancy would risk the life of the mother * If they agree that abortion is necessary to prevent permanent ...read more.

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she aborted would have been a real person; a mighty prophet of God, though she would never have known Job 31:15 Did not he who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us within our mothers? God made every one in the womb and formed them within their mothers therefore he is the father of every living being This could be used against abortion it is clear that life begins when God creates it, not at some later point in time when it has grown to look like a newborn. Deuteronomy 30:19-20 this day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your children may live, and that you may love the Lord your god, listen to his voice and hold fast to him God has given people life and death, you should choose to live life to the full and let your children live so they can grow up to love God. Life is a gift from God and only God should take it away. I could not find any references in the Bible, which could be used for, argueing in favour of abortion but in a discussion people could argue that God made us with our own free will therefore a woman's body is her body and she can do what she wants with it. But people could also argue against this, as it is another body growing inside her that will have its free will taken away from it. ...read more.

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we do, God created this person God knows it from the inside, God loves it as he loves all life, life is sacred it is a gift from God and should only be taken away by God, this little person should be given the chance to live, Christians may use passages from the bible to back up their arguments against abortion, People may argue that people take advantage of abortion and they think about it as a form of contraception not as taking an innocent life away. 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 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 circumstances 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 circumstances where the pregnancy risks the life of the Mother, but 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. ...read more.

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