a)explain how belief in sanctity of life may
influence ethical approach to abortion
1 -explain what sanctity of life
is.-how God has power of giving
and taking life and how divine life
1.1 use biblical quotes, such as Genesis 1;26-28 man
being in image of God. Exodus 20;13 command
against murder. Job 1;21 suggesting only God can
2 link sanctity of life with natural law
2.1 for example- preserving innocent life as a primary precept.
3 bring in the idea of personhood.
3.1 personhood can start from conception. Those who believe this may disagree with abortion.
4 b) 'a foetus is not a person' discuss
4.1 personhood is for those who have a conscious
and are rational. A foetus does not have this
therefore is not classed as a human.
4.1.1 a foetus could also be seen as a potential person as it has yet to go through the process of
growing which would then lead to it gaining genetic make up which is another aspect of
personhood and also survival of independence. therefore a foetus could be considered a person.
4.2 ectopic pregnancies
4.2.1 this situation can lead to a certain time in which the foetus is not
able to survive on its own therefore survival by independence
would be considered
184.108.40.206 however it can be argued that a foetus is a person from conception and
that all the genetic material is present from contreception