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Transcript of Abortion

Method #2: Dilation and Evacuation
Performed later in pregnancy
30 minute procedure in a hospital or clinic

Debate over "Personhood"
Killing a
is murder, but at what point can a
be considered a
Method #1: Aspiration
Early pregnancy abortions
Up to 16 weeks after a woman's last period
5-minute non-surgical procedure
A small tube inserted into a woman's cervix that vacuums the fetus out
According to Planned Parenthood...
Abortions can cost anywhere from
An estimated
$831 million
is spent on abortions annually
Back-Ally Abortions in countries where abortion is illegal cause
68,000 maternal deaths
each year
Every day, approximately
3,000 abortions
are performed in America
1/3 of American woman
have had an abortion by the time they are 40
There are two methods of performing an abortion.....
Roe v. Wade
1973 Supreme Court case
Pregnant Texas woman argued that Texas anti-abortion laws were unconstitutional
Court overruled state laws, maintaining that abortion is a constitutional right
Fifth Amendment right to privacy
Fourteenth Amendment right to "life, liberty, and property"
What is Abortion?
Abortion is a medical procedure that terminates an existing pregnancy by removing the fetus from the woman's body.
By Nina, Annie, Willem, and Jack
First Heartbeat
Brain Waves
Fetal Viability
how bout now?
ok now right?
come on...
seriously. now?
The Church and Abortion
International and US Abortions
Pro-Life Arguments
Personhood begins at conception
because it is human DNA, so abortion is murder
is a viable alternative
Abortions can result in
medical complications
later in life
Abortion should not be used as
If women want complete bodily control, they should take steps to
prevent pregnancy
through contraception or abstinence
In the case of rape or incest, act quickly with the
morning-after pill
to prevent pregnancy
Many Americans oppose abortion, so it is wrong to use
tax money
to fund them
Abortion frequently causes intense
psychological pain and stress
Pro-Choice Arguments
Nearly all abortions occur within the
first trimester
, when a fetus cannot exist outside of its mother's womb
Abortion is a
medical procedure
Forcing a
rape or incest
victim to carry an unwanted child could cause extreme psychological damage
Abortion is
not contraception
. Pregnancy can occur even with responsible contraceptive use
14th Amendment
protects a woman's right to her body. Taking away abortion is a
slippery slope
Funding abortion with tax money is
no different from funding war
in the Mideast even though many Americans are opposed
If abortion is made illegal, dangerous
back-alley abortions
will increase
Teen pregnancies likely cause
grim futures
for both the child and the unwilling mother
1) The Bible teaches that human life is different from other types of life, because human beings are made in God's own image.
2) The Bible teaches that children are a blessing.
3) The Bible teaches that the child in the womb is truly a human child, who even has a relationship with the Lord.
4) Scripture repeatedly condemns the killing of the innocent.
5) The Bible teaches that God is a God of justice.
6) Jesus Christ paid special attention to the poor, the despised, and those whom the rest of society considered insignificant.
7) Scripture teaches us to love.
Source: www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/abortion/catholic-teaching/the-bibles-teaching-against-abortion/
Abortion has
been okay and
will be.
Catholic Teachings on Abortion
"Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person- among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life" (Catechism 2270).
"Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being" (Catechism 2274).
" God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being" ("Donum vitae" 5).
"Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward" (Psalm 127:3).
"Thou shalt not kill," (Ex.20:13, Deut. 5:17)
Abortion Laws In Maryland
Since 1992, Maryland law has:
Permitted abortion on demand, even late in pregnancy
Allowed professionals to perform abortions on minors without parental notification
Left health care workers who refuse to make abortion referrals as a matter of conscience vulnerable to civil liability and disciplinary action.
Allowed health care workers who refuse to make abortion referrals to face civil liability and disciplinary action





In 2013, 48% of Americans identified themselves as Pro-Choice and 42% Pro-Life
Internationally, abortion is legal:

To save the life of the woman in 191 countries (98%)
To preserve the physical health of the woman in 132 countries (67%)
To preserve mental health in 128 countries (65%)
In case of rape or incest in 96 countries (49%)
Fetal impairment in 90 countries (46%)
Economic or social reasons in 68 countries (34%)
On request in 56 countries (28%)
Class Activity Instructions
1) Stand up. Congrats, you got through the boring part.

2) Listen to the statement read out loud.

3) Move to one corner of the room marked AGREE, DISAGREE, or NO OPINION, depending on how you feel about the statement read.

4) Discuss why you are in each corner with the class.

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Works Cited
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Lowen, Linda. "10 Abortion Arguments: 10 Arguments For Abortion, 10 Arguments Against Abortion." About.com Women's Issues. About.com, 2013. Web. 23 Oct. 2013.
Marshall, Sarah. "Women's Health." Manual and Vacuum Aspiration for Abortion. Healthwise, 22 Sept. 2010. Web. 23 Oct. 2013.
Nathanson, Bernard M. "The Case Against Abortion: Personhood." The Case Against Abortion: Personhood. Loxafamosity Ministries Inc., 2 Jan. 2013. Web. 23 Oct. 2013.
"Part Three, Section Two, Chapter Two." Catechism of the Catholic Church. Comp. U.S. Catholic Church. Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2000. N. pag. Print.
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