Life Before Birth: The Church on Abortion Term Paper by Nicky

An in-depth examination of the doctrine of the Catholic Church on abortion and the opposition to it.
# 146591 | 4,247 words | 16 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jan 04, 2011 in Religion and Theology (Christianity) , Hot Topics (Abortion)


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Description:

The paper explores the background of the feminist movement and the demand for women to gain rights over their bodies and the right to abort a fetus. The paper examines the legal definition of life before birth and then discusses the doctrine of the Catholic Church on protecting the life of an unborn fetus. The paper also addresses the concerns for the unborn fetus in light of increasing interest in stem cell research. The paper concludes by asserting that the debate will continue and both the pro-choice and pro-life sides will probably experience some measure of success in their efforts.

Outline:
Introduction
The Right to Choose
The Legal Definition of Life before Birth
The Catholic Church and Life before Birth

From the Paper:

"The Church stood fast in its opposition to abortion, but the lobby to create birth as an obstacle to economic health, and the goal to increase the tax base from one income to two incomes per household, helped establish the link between abortion and the feminist movement of the 1960s. From this point on, with a campaign by environmentalists to save the planet from mankind, and the need for women to have complete control over their own bodies, and the government support of both groups with an eye towards increasing the tax base and in eliminating the potential future risk of a society that showed signs of becoming too educated to continue to slave to the tax base. Which meant that the number of Anglo Saxon majority would have to be reduced to the smallest possible denominator in order to bring up the new and more pliable tax base of impoverished immigrants from third world countries to assume that level of taxable population to support the elitists; abortion would have to be supported by way of the law."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Belle, D. (1999). The After-School Lives of Children: Alone and with Others While Parents Work. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Retrieved March 18, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=28134912
  • Ferree, M. M., Gamson, W. A., Gerhards, J., & Rucht, D. (2002). Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved March 18, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=105069262
  • Flood, P. J. (2002). Abortion and the Right to Life in Post-Communist Eastern Europe and Russia. East European Quarterly, 36(2), 191+. Retrieved March 18, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5002479659
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