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1

List 3 reasons in favour of abortions

The quality of life of the child could be low
The pregnancy could be non-consensual
There could be a lack of support for the mother or child

2

List 3 reasons against access to abortions

The right to life
Could be considered murder
People should take responsibility for their actions

3

Define abortion

The early termination of a pregnancy

4

What Christian church has absolutist views on abortion?

Roman Catholic

5

What Christian church has relativist views on abortion?

Protestant, Quaker

6

What are Roman Catholic views on abortion?

It is morally wrong and going against God. It is only acceptable in the case of a double effect, where the abortion will save the mother's life

7

What are Protestant views on abortion?

That is can be the lesser of two evils, the most loving thing to do for the child

8

Define lesser of two evils

The most loving option

9

Define quality of life

How 'good' someone's life is

10

What fraction of women will have an abortion in their lifetime?

1/3

11

How many women die worldwide each year from backstreet abortions?

70,000

12

How often are abortions performed to save the mothers life?

Rarely

13

Why is abortion a significant issue?

Because it is the argument between the right to life and the right to choose. It's very relevant, with 1/3 women having an abortion in their lifetime.