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What is meant by the word abortion?

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Re coursework Ai What is meant by the word abortion? The dictionary definition of abortion is "the induced expulsion of a foetus from the womb before it is able to survive independently." Whereas the medical definition is the premature exit of the products of conception (the foetus, fetal membranes, and placenta) from the uterus (miscarriages also count as an indirect abortion) In the UK it is illegal to have an abortion after twenty four weeks apart from life threatening circumstances. To society in general abortion is a taboo, many people choose to ignore the issues around abortion and dismiss it as an everyday procedure because of the amount of women having abortion. But what they don't take into consideration is the suffering women go through when having an abortion, Most women believe that their child is not alive in their womb until late on in the pregnancy but what they don't know is that a human being is perfectly formed by week 9 of the pregnancy and it looks like a small human. If women knew this before having abortion they would be horrified at the thought of an abortion, and in some cases women have become suicidal after finding out that they killed a perfectly formed human being. Aii In the fight against abortion Christians use many different biblical references and church teachings to try discourage women from having abortions. ...read more.

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Christians may join Pro-Life because they are living out their beliefs and biblical teachings such as "Thou shalt not kill" and are trying to stop people from what they see as sinning.Pro-Life also believes that if women knew what they were doing with their body and there unborn child there would be little possibly even no abortions. "If wombs had windows the abortion debate would be over in two seconds" Pro-Life is an organization that believes life begins at conception and so therefore abortion is murder. Pro-Life supporters protest that abortion is helping to destroy families by possibly destroying the bond between the parents and ruining someone's life before they were even born. They also say that women should not have the right to an abortion if it is at the expense of her baby's life. Pro-Life's main aims are to provide more counselling, financial and emotional support and practical help (such as free pregnancy tests) to pregnant women. Organizations by Pro-life also suggest women should give their baby up for adoption instead of have an abortion which is considered to be the less. They also make sure that abortion is available on demand so people don't have to wait until late on in the pregnancies to have an abortion. Pro-Life puts its beliefs into action by distributing papers twice a month to churches and sending leaflets to teachers in schools so people can be educated on the issue of abortion. ...read more.

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The reason why abortion is a big problem is many people have different ideas of when it is acceptable to have an abortion or if it is acceptable at all. Catholics and the Church of England are against abortion because it is considered a sin like murder. Here are some quotes of what people think of abortion: Dr Huw Morgan - GP and Christian: Man does not have the right to end his own or another's for the sake of avoiding possible suffering. We are stewards of our physical life, and God alone can determine when the power to take life shall be given to man. The Second Vatican Council 1963: Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes. Overall I think that abortion is justified. In my opinion, many incidents can be possibly not solved, but at least helped by abortion. In rape, incest, or even just the situation of normal abortion, there is a lot of emotional stress for women having abortion but if they chose that over having a baby they must have a very good reason. A child is a very special thing; although the care needed to look after it is equally high therefore many women feel that they are not physically and emotionaly ready for a child. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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