RS topic:abortion to saviour sister

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abortion, IVF, cloning, test tube baby, absolute and relative morality, elderly mothers giving birth through IVF and what a saviour sibling is.

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what is absolute morality? is the belief that if an action is right or wrong , it is always right or wrong, no matter what the circumstances.
what is a relative morality? is the belief that an action can sometimes be wrong but in other circumstances it may be right.
what is general mortality? it is mainly common decency or common sense for example when you are on a bus it is plite to give a old or pregnant lady a seat.
what is a PACIFISM? Aperson who doen't believe in fighting or war (is a absolutist)
what is a PRO-LIFE? is a absolutiest for example adortion -life should be protected no matter what
what does abortion mean in latin?
what is the definition of abortion? it is the unnatural ending of the life of a foetus in the womb
when was in legal in the UK. 1967
what year did they make the time limit of 24 weeks ?
what are the five views on when life begins? 1. conception 2.after 15 days when the ferilised egg implants itself in the womb 3. at about 8 weeks when the foetus looks like a human being 4. when the foetus can survive outside the womb 5. at birth when it becomes physically independent of its mother
Name five reasons why people have abortions 1. single parent 2. disability 3.finacle issues 4.mother is too young 5. child limits
what is the definition of the sanctity of life? this means that all life is sacred and a gift from god and as such we should cherish it.
what is the definition of the quality of life? this means people who take into account the quality of life ask whether there is still value in a person's life.
who is louise brown? she is the first person to become a test tube baby in 1978.
which scientist studied human conception, he studied animals and said if you can do it to animals you can do it to humans (IVF) Robert Edwards
What does in vitro mean? in glass
which scientists were the pioneers of IVF for louise Brown? Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards
What does IVF stand for? In Vitro Fertilisation.
What is a designer baby? a designer baby is being able to select the genes of the baby.
What is P.G.D? Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis.
how is P.G.D used now? it is used to get rid of genetic disease for the next generation.
which genes and characteristics have so far been identified by science? happiness- prozac intellagence depression girl or boy homosex
what is gene therapy? it is putting healthy genes into the bodythrough blood cells
what is the term saviour sibling? A savour sibling is gentically designed and born to save the sibling with what ever disease the sibling has eg the saviour sibling gives translplantes to the sibling or giving a blood transfusion.
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