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What is meant by the word 'Abortion'?

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R. E. coursework. (1) What is meant by the word 'Abortion'? (2) What biblical and Christian teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion? B) Explain how Christians put their beliefs about abortion into action? C) 'Abortion is never justified'. Do you agree? Give reasons to support you answer to show you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer! Question 1a) Abortion is the ending of the pregnancy before birth. It can happen naturally or deliberately. When it happens naturally it is called a spontaneous' abortion or a 'miscarriage'. When most people refer to 'abortion' they mean a deliberate abortion. Deliberately expelling the foetus has been practiced for over 3,000 years. Most of these abortions occur outside of marriage. Abortion is a very emotional subject and different people, religions and countries have very strong feelings either for or against it. In Britain and in other countries arguments rage about abortion and whether it should be legal. However this leaves many unanswered questions. If it's legal, up to what stage in a pregnancy should be allowed? ...read more.

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They say that it would be better for those living to have a poorer quality of life than deny the right of an unborn child of life. You have to choose either the sanctity of life of life or the quality. These topics may come up in a discussion about abortion. Reason given on the form. Number of times it was mentioned in 1981 Risk to the life of the mother. 787 Risk of injury to the health of the mother. 158,499 Risk the mother's other children. 20, 707 Risk to the baby being handicapped (in 1997 this category had fallen to) 2,052 1,826 Section B There are lots of Christian churches and they all have a different point of view on abortion. The Roman Catholic Church and orthodox churches forbid abortion under any circumstances. 'From the egg is fertilized; a new life is begun which doesn't belong to the father or the mother. It is a new a new life and a new human being and has its own growth. ...read more.

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An example of this is when a 14-year-old girl became pregnant of a result of rape and the Catholic Church funded for her to by a pram and other items so she would be able to support the unborn child. Section C I do not agree with this statement. Like the Church of England, I believe that every case is different. I believe that the decision should be up to the mother, I believe that if she became pregnant as a result of rape then I think she should have a choose whether she would to keep the unborn child. If there is a chance that the child would be born with a disability or handicapped then again the mother should have a choice. However I do not believe that it is morally right to abort and unborn child if it just wasn't planed and think that in that circumstance they should consider other options such as, adoption and fostering. I can relater to what the Roman Catholic and Methodist Churches say and believe that abortions should only be practiced in extreme circumstances and when it in the best interest of the unborn child. ...read more.

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