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1 Starter My view on abortion is…. Mv view on abortion is….

2 Todays Focus: What are the Muslim attitudes towards Abortion. Grade C Will be able to explain what ensoulment is and the teachings about abortion that Muslims agree on. Grade B Will be able to make links between Islam and Christian beliefs on the issue of abortion. Grade A/A* Will be able to formulate reasons why Muslims don’t agree on the issue of abortion.

3 Reasons for abortion… Look back at your diamond 9 Which reason would a Catholic agree with for having an abortion and why? Which reason would a Protestant (Church of England) agree with for having an abortion and why?

4 Watch the following clip… male-perspective Do you think abortion affects MEN as much as WOMEN? Men have NO RIGHTS when it comes to making a decision about abortion. Do you AGREE with this?

5 Islam and Abortion Watch the following clip (from the beginning to 2:20). A Muslim is talking about Islam and abortion. Write down 4 things Muslims believe about abortion

6 Islam and Abortion Use the information sheets around the room to help you find out the following information. “ensoulment” Beliefs about abortion? Disagreements Divide your book into three sections to help you organise the notes you make.

7 Ensoulment Muslims believe life is sacred and a gift from God and should be protected. They also believe that life begins once the soul has entered the foetus (ensoulment). This happens at 120 days or 16 weeks. “Whoever has spared the life of a soul, has spared the life of all people” (Qur’an 5.32)

8 Abortion: what do Muslims believe? Muslims believe that abortion is wrong – but can be allowed in some cases. The only case that all Muslims agree on is when the mothers life is at risk because she has responsibilities already and is part of a family.

9 Abortion: what do Muslims believe? Abortion is not allowed if the parents cannot afford to care for it. “Kill not your offspring for fear of poverty; it is we who provide for them and for you.” (Qur’an 17:32) Abortion is not allowed after adultery or because the pregnancy wasn’t planned.

10 Abortion: disagreements in Islam Muslims disagree on other reasons when abortion can be allowed. Some agree with abortion up to 16 weeks, others only up to 7 weeks If a foetus has a serious untreatable defect or blood disorder, then an abortion is permitted.

11 Abortion: disagreements in Islam Some Muslims would allow an abortion is the foetus had a deformity which would mean that the child could not live a normal life. Some Muslims would allow an abortion in cases of rape or incest, but others wouldn’t.

12 Grade C Will be able to explain what ensoulment is and the teachings about abortion that Muslims agree on. Grade B Will be able to make links between Islam and Christian beliefs on the issue of abortion.

13 Why do you think Muslims have different opinions on abortion and don’t all think the same?

14 Making links You have now looked at abortion from many different perspectives…. I am Pro-life I am a Christian I am Pro- choice I am a Muslim Where are the similarities and the differences?

15 Juno – the dilemma Watch this clip from the beginning of the film “Juno” (time: 07:00 to 19:00) In the clip the main character, Juno McGuff, has a difficult decision to make. Whilst you are watching, think about the different options that are open to her.

16 Juno – your advice I am a Christian and my advice is…. Pick one view point and write a sentence explaining what Juno should do. I am a Muslim and my advice is…. I am pro- life and my advice is…. I am pro- choice and my advice is….

17 Grade B Will be able to make links between Islam and Christian beliefs on the issue of abortion. Grade A/A* Will be able to formulate reasons why Muslims don’t agree on the issue of abortion.

18 P19 ‘Explain why some followers of one religion other than Christianity do not agree with abortion’ 8Marks. Firstly Many Muslims do not agree with abortion because of the sanctity of life argument. (P) This means that all life is sacred and given by Allah and should not be tampered with. (E) Secondly Muslims beliefs about the soul also affect their views about abortion. (P) This is because…(E) (Use your searching research notes) Thirdly many Muslims will view abortion as the deliberate ending of a life which they consider to be wrong. (P) because…….(E) (Use your searching research notes) Finally…(Use your searching research notes)

19 C Part Question PE PE Peer assessment Name and Date Mark out of 8 P at the end of each Point. E at the end of the example/explanation. Positive and Target. P19 ‘Explain why some followers of one religion other than Christianity do not agree with abortion’ 8Marks.

20 Plenary – thirty words Sum up what Muslims believe about abortion in less than 30 words.


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