Religion and Early Life

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AQA B Religious Studies Life issues

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Religion and Early Life
  1. Key Terms
    1. Conception
      1. The egg meeting the sperm in fertilisation
      2. Abortion
        1. Deliberate expulsion of the foetus from the womb to terminate the pregnancy
        2. Quality of Life
          1. What a persons life should be like for it to be worth living
          2. Miracle of Life
            1. Becoming pregnant is so special, it's a miracle
          3. Laws
            1. 1967 abortion act
              1. 28 weeks before abortion in UK
              2. Human fertilisation and embryology act 1990
                1. Reduced to 24 weeks
                  1. 2 doctors agree
                    1. Dangers to metal/physical health
                      1. Mental/physical disabilities
                        1. Existing children may be affected
                  2. Children
                    1. Want
                      1. Carry on family
                        1. Completes family
                          1. Expression of love
                            1. Religious duty to accept the gift of life from God
                            2. Don't want
                              1. Too expensive
                                1. Not ready for responsibility
                                  1. Not in a happy relationship
                                    1. Medical reasons
                                      1. Not right age/position to care for a child
                                    2. Arguments
                                      1. Pro life
                                        1. Not abort for disability
                                          1. Foetus should not be treated as waste
                                            1. God created all life so humans must protect it
                                              1. All life is sacred and deserving of protection
                                                1. Abortion is murder and murder is wrong
                                                  1. All life has potentional
                                                    1. Foetus must have a voice
                                                      1. Life of foetus is important as mothers
                                                      2. Pro choice
                                                        1. A woman has the right to choose what happens to her body
                                                          1. Some foetuses are so damaged, it would be cruel to let them be borm
                                                            1. A woman should have an abortion if her life is at risk
                                                              1. Abortion if rape
                                                                1. Foetus is not life
                                                                  1. Women would have abortion, except not legal
                                                                2. Religion
                                                                  1. Attitudes to abortion
                                                                    1. Islam
                                                                      1. It is wrong but law does allow it - necessary evil
                                                                        1. Destroys Allah's plan for life
                                                                          1. Ensoulment after 120 days. OK before this point
                                                                            1. OK if woman's life at risk
                                                                            2. Christianity
                                                                              1. Last resort
                                                                                1. Protestants - necessary evil
                                                                                  1. Catholics - totally against
                                                                                2. Teachings
                                                                                  1. Islam
                                                                                    1. Life is sacred
                                                                                      1. Allah has planned our lives
                                                                                        1. It is wrong to kill
                                                                                          1. Allah decides when we are born and when we die
                                                                                            1. We are all created by Allah
                                                                                            2. Christianity
                                                                                              1. 10 commandments say it is wrong to kill
                                                                                                1. God planned our lives
                                                                                                  1. All humans created in the image of God
                                                                                                    1. All life is special
                                                                                                      1. God is in charge of life, not us
                                                                                                  2. Alternatives to Abortion
                                                                                                    1. Keep it
                                                                                                      1. Choose to risk own life
                                                                                                        1. Fostering
                                                                                                          1. Adoption
                                                                                                          2. Right to choose
                                                                                                            1. Mother
                                                                                                              1. Father
                                                                                                                1. Doctor
                                                                                                                  1. Religious Leader
                                                                                                                  2. Quality of Life
                                                                                                                    1. Have we the right to decide the quality of life of another?
                                                                                                                      1. Many disabled people are able to enjoy and achieve in life
                                                                                                                        1. Do you miss what you never had eg. sight and hearing
                                                                                                                          1. Life should always be given a chance and medical science could help in the future
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