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Title: Abortion

  • By Carrie Bloxsidge

Definition of Abortion
  • termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by,
    resulting in, or closely followed by the death of
    the embryo or fetus
  • carried out for a couple reasons
  • - to save the life of the mother
  • - to prevent a pregnancy due to rape
  • - to prevent a child from being born with
    mental or physical disabilities
  • - to prevent teen motherhood

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Religious Views
  • Many religions have different views on the moral
    issue of abortion.
  • Some think it is morally wrong no matter what the
  • some think abortion should be allowed depending
    on the situation.
  • Three specific religions views and the teachings
    are going to be taken into depth. Catholic
    Church its catechism teachings, Buddhism and

Catholic Church Views
  • catechism teaches that all human life is sacred
    and abortion is a sin.
  • Abortion is morally evil and the consequence is
    automatic excommunication.
  • The Doctrine of Double Effect protects the mother
    in case of emergency because there is no real
    intention of an abortion it is the intention of
    saving the pregnant womans life (indirect
  • Doctrine of Double Effect is the idea that one
    action is taken to achieve one effect knowing
    this may have other effect and no one can be
    blamed for the other effects taking place.

Buddhist Views
  • dealing with the issue of abortion there are a
    few principles to be considered.
  • There are three types of Buddhist belief.
  • The absolutists think bad karma comes from
    killing or murder.
  • Utilitarianism believes murder may be a
    compassionate act, positive karma is produced,
    being a mothers heath, population crisis or a
    parents ability to raise a child.
  • Viruists believe the attitude and motivations of
    the pregnant woman will determine the ethics of
    an abortion.

Islam Views
  • Quran condemns the killing of born and unborn
  • Some people argue that the fetus has no soul for
    four months so an abortion is allowed in the
    first four months.
  • An abortion is allowed to save the mothers life.
  • The mother is the origin of the fetus, she has a
    well-established life.

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  • Abortion is a moral issue that takes place all
    over the world.
  • People who follow the Catholic Church have been
    taught that abortion is wrong.
  • Buddhists have been taught that abortion is not
    wrong but it is very much frowned upon because of
    the teaching of Buddha.
  • Islam believes abortion is wrong unless it is to
    save the life of the mother.
  • Most religions have the same opinions or
    variations of the same opinion.
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