RE GCSE COURSEWORK (Abortion and Euthanasia) Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy before the baby is born. Their are two types of abortion, these could be either by deliberate termination or miscarriage. However when people talk about abortion they refer to the intentional removal of a fetus before it develops and is born. Euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for his or her own soul benefit (to relieve someone of pain or anguish caused by a particular situation, such as a protracted illness). There six types of euthanasia. These are, voluntary euthanasia, non-voluntary, involuntary euthanasia, assisted suicide, euthanasia by action and euthanasia by omission. Based on these two concepts, there have been a lot of views and perspectives, for or against them. In this essay major highlight will be thrown on the various argument for and /or against abortion and euthanasia. Historically, abortion has always existed within the human race. Ancient tribes where forced to migrate as a group to different places. Pregnant women were a deterrent factor to fast and easy movement. Stress caused by walk and horse riding resulted in pre-mature delivery. The premature babies were either killed or left to die. Moreover, some mothers lost their lives during delivery. Recently, technology has made abortion Safer and easier for women. Before 1967,it was illegal for a
Abortion and Euthanasia The Roman Catholic Church teaches that Human life is sacred. Explain how this teaching influences its attitude to abortion and euthanasia, showing that you understand other points of view. (You should refer to the Bible, to the thinking/writing of Christians and Roman Catholic tradition to illustrate and support what you say). "The greatest gift of God, I would think is the gift of life. The greatest sin of man, it would seem would be to return that gift, ungratefully and unopened" John Powell in the Silent Holocaust Christians believe that Human life is sacred. In today's society many practices undermine this teaching daily, through the likes of contraception, abortion, bullying, terrorism, war, euthanasia and drugs etc... You only have to look at recent atrocities in the United States or the increase in advertisements for contraception, to see examples of such practices. From all of the above you need to ask yourselves why, in fact, do Christians believe human life is sacred? Well you get your answer from various Old Testament teachings one of the first examples, is in the 10 commandments Moses received from God, the fifth one being "Thou shall not kill". New Testament teachings are for example 1 Corinthians 16:17 "I am happy about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus; they have made up for your absence" this quote shows the
Tanushri Gukhool A. i. What is mean by the word "abortion"? ii. What Biblical and Church teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion? B. Explain how Christians might put their beliefs about abortion into action C. "Abortion is never justified" Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you've thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer? Contents Page My Aims.................................................................... pg 2 Part A: Section 1.................................................. pg 3 Part A: Section 2.................................................... pg 5 Part B.................................................................. pg 7 Part C................................................................. pg 9 Pg 1 Aims for the end of this project! During this project I aim to study the topic of abortion. Firstly I aim to show you all the different perspectives of the "abortion argument" giving points for both sides of the argument of abortion un-biased and the personal, social and worldwide issues that are attached to it. I aim to give as much information on abortion as I can, including my personal thoughts of the issue. Secondly I will aim to display how the differences of opinion can influence our community and our beliefs. Also how many people have been
Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, known as 'murdering' of the foetus. There are many theories of the foetus being starved of oxygen, or the womb being filled with a toxic gas, crushed up, and extracted from the womb. This is all very well, but remember, this foetus will be less than twenty-four weeks old and is not able to feel pain anyway. If the foetus was brought into the world unwanted, unloved and entering into a life of torture, is this not where the pain comes in? Is it not better that the child had passed away painlessly as an embryo in the mother's womb, rather than having a life of torture? Of course, not all abortions take place due to the welfare of the child's life when it leaves the mother's womb. I do not agree with the pregnancy being terminated because of the sex of the child. I do not see that as being a valid reason. If you are thinking that there are no valid reasons for abortion, just imagine a fourteen year old girl who has been raped. How can she be expected to get on with her life and ever recover if she has a baby? How can she receive a full education? Every time she looks at the baby, she will be reminded of her terrible experience. In some countries, for example, Russia and China, there is an absence of family planning. Abortion is used as a form of birth control. In Russia, a woman has on average four or five abortions in her lifetime.
Abortion The word abortion means someone leaving something like aborting a boat but in this instance I will be talking about aborting her baby(s). Women give up there children before they are born when they are just a little egg. The law says that after 24 days this process cannot be taken place for the woman, because the baby has started to develop some of the organs so it is more like a person breathing. So it is then more like death, and the doctors find it harder to get the baby out of the woman's body when it is 24 days old in the body. Most people think that abortion means different things some think that it is death some think it is an unborn life that is yet to live the life that his or her mother and father set for them. In this essay I will be considering the main points of abortion and look at what the different types opinions of the Christian community at this time in life, and also to think about this topic of losing or the death child that has yet to be born. Or why we as a community might pardon our beliefs for someone's reasons to go for abortion and not for someone else's reason to have the abortion. If there ever is a real reason why people give up there babies before they have the chance to see the light of the room, the sun around and breath the oxygen around them what is this reason and is it that important to have the abortion? Is it that important to
'Abortion is murder' Abortion is a controversial topic among people, and among a religion. In Christianity some may believe that it is acceptable in some cases, but not in others, for example if the woman has had an unexpected pregnancy at a young age and the welfare for the child may not be a bright outcome if it was brought into that society. This is one extreme situation, but for most cases it would not be so simple to decide and judge whether it is fair or not to go ahead with the abortion. On the whole abortion is looked upon by most Christians as a last resort and that people should be encouraged to put their child up for adoption if they are not able or not wiling/ wanting to have the child themselves, so it would not be a waste of life and that the life would be wanted by a couple and not felt like a burden. Roman Catholics seem to take a different view, that abortion is murder as it is a life given by God and made in "God's image" and that abortion should only be accepted in a situation with the life of the woman having the child to be in danger. In Sikhism it is also believed that abortion should not take place as in their culture people may choose not to have the child based on it's gender, if they know that they are going to have a girl and they wanted a boy. "God breathed life into us", this is a statement said by a Fundamentalist who takes the teachings of the
Abortion Is Never Justified Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, known as 'murdering' of the foetus. Before I go into detail about this issue I will first give my opinion on abortion, and if I feel it is justified. My overall opinion is that abortion is justified. Being non Christian I am slightly bias on this issue but taking into account the knowledge of Christian teachings that I have acquired I still feel that abortion is perfectly justifiable and is often the best solution to many on going problems, be it for the mother, father, or child itself. There are many theories of the foetus being starved of oxygen, or the womb being filled with a toxic gas, crushed up, and extracted from the womb. This is all very well, but remember, this foetus will be less than twenty-four weeks old and is not able to feel pain anyway. If the foetus was brought into the world unwanted, unloved and entering into a life of torture, is this not where the pain comes in? Is it not better that the child had passed away painlessly as an embryo in the mother's womb, rather than having a life of torture? My main argument for such a statement "Abortion is never justified" is that the world has modernised. It may be against tradition in some eyes to have an abortion and to kill an unwanted child. But you have to look at the situation in a more practical perspective. This is very much the
G.C.S.E. Course work Abortion C. 'Abortion is never justified'. Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer to show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. Abortion is the termination of child in a mother's womb before birth. A question, which will always be argued upon, is whether abortion is justified or never justified. I agree with the statement that abortion can never be justified. I believe that abortion can never be justified as many debate that when the foetus is in side the womb it is not a person yet. Others say that it starts life from the day of conception. I personally believe that from conception the foetus is a child as it is building the characteristics of any other child, therefore if the foetus has life that makes abortion the murder of a child. However others that believe foetus becomes a child after birth could argue that, as it is not a human person in the mother's womb that they aren't killing anyone. I think that there is no need for abortion when there are people that are willing to foster children. There are many successful cases of adoption. At least by adopting the child mothers are giving their child a chance to live life. To have an abortion would be to kill someone that has a God given right to exist. However others could say to have a child loose in the world would put even
Abortion Coursework Abortion is never justified- do you agree? Yes No Abortion is murder Rape, incest Life is Gods gift, we should not destroy Mother is unable to care for baby. e.g. very young, mental or physical health problems/ We have no right to take a unique life, everyone should have an equal chance to live. To save the mothers life There are possibly many other arguments for both sides of the argument but most of them are so closely linked that I would just be repeating myself. Rape and incest is traumatic for the woman, but think if that woman had to keep that child, a constant reminder of a horrible event. Growing up asking who his daddy was, 'I don't know, he raped me.' This wouldn't really be a very good situation for child or mother. Even if she gave the baby away for adoption, she would still have to carry the foetus for 9 months. It would make the experience a lot harder to get over. If the mother is unable to care for her child, whatever the circumstance, giving the baby up for adoption after its birth. But to see the baby in the mothers' arms could change her decision to give it away. Keeping the baby could be a mistake when they would have trouble looking after and caring for it. Abortion should be legal in case the mothers' life is at risk. If giving birth to the baby would kill the mother, then having an abortion is the best solution. This
Abortion is never justified - Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view.
c.) Abortion is never justified. Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. Abortion is a sensitive and very real subject for everybody who has to deal with it. I don't fully agree with this statement. I believe in the 'pro choice' campaign that allows women to have the right to have an abortion but for the right reasons. There are many situations in life when an abortion is a necessity or is crucial for the well being of the pregnant woman and/or the developing child. If, for example, a young 12-year-old girl falls pregnant as a result of rape or incest then I do not believe that influencing her to keep the child against her own will I the right thing to do. In this situation if the baby is kept it is very likely that it will grow up in an insecure and possibly unloving environment that is not healthy and not a good basis for which the child should begin life. I think it is very important for a child to grow up in safe and sound surroundings so that it can get the best out of life later on. In this situation it is important to remember the significance of the woman herself who may have to finish her education, and would not be able to do so if carrying a child for nine months and then looking after it. I also think it is wrong to endanger the pregnant woman by not having an abortion if the woman is