Abortion Essay

2227 WordsApr 30, 20139 Pages
“With reference to the topic you have investigated, examine and comment on the issues that emerge from keeping up with developments in medical ethics whilst maintaining religious principles and/or ethical values.” I have chosen the topic abortion for my investigation within medical ethics. Abortion is changing because more people are deciding to use it, or are making a decision of not choosing to abort because of the issues that emerge from keeping up with developments whilst maintaining religious principles and ethical values. These changes are happening due to peoples changing perceptions, and this will continue to happen in the future; not only because of changing perceptions by people but because of scholars and ethical theories which could affect people’s beliefs. Other factors that create issues for people when keeping up with developments in medical ethics include and religious and ethical values, situation ethics, antinomian ethics, legalistic ethics, foetus’ right vs. woman’s right, the law, utilitarianism, the decline in stigma attached to abortion, secularisation and religious concepts and principles. These are the factors that I will examine and comment on, highlighting how these factors create issues that emerge from keeping up with developments in medical ethics whilst maintaining religious principles and/or ethical values. Religious principles are a very important factor because it is one of the main factors that create issues for women when considering abortion. Some religions completely oppose abortion so the woman wouldn’t even have a choice because she could feel the need to comply. However, some religions can be more relaxed or have rules that a woman can abort in certain situations, for example; it is okay for a woman to have an abortion is there are health risks is she has birth to a child. The Church of England shares the Roman Catholic

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