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Early Life. Daniel, Daniel & Matthew. Sanctity of Life. The importance of life Mentioned in all religious books One of God’s sacred creations – treated w ith the same respect as God Relevance: Funerals Rape Euthanasia Murder Suicide Execution Illness Danger Contraception Abortion

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early life

Early Life

Daniel, Daniel & Matthew

sanctity of life
Sanctity of Life
  • The importance of life
  • Mentioned in all religious books
  • One of God’s sacred creations – treated with the same respect as God
  • Relevance:
    • Funerals
    • Rape
    • Euthanasia
    • Murder
    • Suicide
    • Execution
    • Illness
    • Danger
    • Contraception
    • Abortion
    • War
    • Pregnancy
    • Sacrifice
quality of life
Quality of Life
  • How positive somebody’s life is due to a variety of factors
  • Implications – can encourage abortion
  • Factors:
    • Income
    • Upbringing
    • Education
    • Disability
    • Opportunity
    • Ethnicity
    • Social Status
arguments for sanctity of life
Arguments for Sanctity of Life
  • Many reasons for abortions are selfish
  • Life has to continue
  • Everyone deserves a life
  • Many people cannot have children
  • God’s will
  • Teaches God’s morals
  • Encourages you to care for others
  • Encourages selflessness
  • Think before sex
  • Thinking first
arguments against sanctity of life
Arguments against Sanctity of Life
  • It is not fair to allow so much suffering
  • Life-threatening disease
  • Not all life can be looked after with equal care
  • Death is as important as life
  • Is life really precious?
  • Risks attached – giving birth
when does life begin
When does Life Begin?
  • Conception – Sperm meets egg
  • Birth – fetus is a potential life, not a person, nobody can understand life before birth – Pro Choice
  • Quickening – When the mother feels the fetus move
  • When it develops a heartbeat
  • Backbone
  • First breath
  • Soul is part of the fetus
  • 40th day (Judaism)
  • More likely to survive than not
abortions
Abortions
  • Deliberate termination of a foetus
  • Legal up to 24 weeks
  • Two doctors’ approval
  • Legalised since 1967
arguments for abortions
Arguments for Abortions
  • Population Issues
  • Quality of Life
  • Rape and Incest Cases
  • Negligence
  • Women should control their own bodies
  • Upbringing affected
pro choice
Pro-Choice
  • Defends a woman’s right to choose what happens to her body
  • Abortion for incest or rape
  • Risk for women
  • Canada gives no legal rights to a fetus
  • Bringing unwanted children into the world
  • Wrong to impose rights on others
  • Women’s financial state/amount of support/age
arguments against abortions
Arguments against Abortions
  • Alternatives
  • Sanctity of Life
  • Fair on baby
  • God’s will
  • Not everyone can have children
  • All life is sacred
  • Cruel
  • Baby’s rights
  • Having disabilities wont always affect Quality of Life
pro life
Pro-Life
  • Life begins at fertilization
  • Against abortion/euthanasia
  • Try to preserve as much life as possible
  • Think before adoption/suicide
  • ‘Pro life, pro love’
  • If a fetus can die in the womb, it must first live
  • 90% of Downs Syndrome and Spinal Bifida babies are aborted despite being able to lead normal lives
sikh view
Sikh View
  • Abortion is forbidden – interferes with God
  • Life begins at conception
  • Sikh code of conduct does not deal with any ethical issues
  • No issues with contraception
  • High respect for life
  • Against Euthanasia – God decides when life begins/ends
  • Suicide interferes with God’s plan
  • Suffering is part of Karma
  • The highest spiritual state is accepting God will without reluctance
  • Not absolute – duty to use life responsibly and make appropriate decisions
christian view
Christian View
  • Mostly against Abortion/Euthanasia
  • All life is God given
  • Birth and death can only be determined by God
  • Human life is in Gods image – treated as such
  • All humans are equal
  • Never an occasion where someone would be better off dead
  • Respect all decisions referring to the end of life
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