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1 Christian attitudes to abortion. Todays date and title There are no right or wrong answers. Complete in pencil

2 Todays focus: What are the differing Christian attitudes to abortion? Grade C Will be able to explain what Roman Catholics and Protestants believe about abortion. Grade B Will be able to interpret Christian beliefs on abortion in the light of a real life situation. Grade A/A* Will be able to evaluate for themselves whether religious women should have an abortion.

3 The sanctity of life ‘This is the belief that all life is sacred and belongs to God’. All Christians believe… God is the giver of life God’s creation should be protected All life has a purpose God decides when life begins or ends All Christians believe that life is a gift from God, that humans are special and created in Gods image.

4 P18 question 1 What is meant by the sanctity of life? 2 Marks. ‘This is the belief that all life is sacred and belongs to God’. For two marks you need to have ‘Life is Sacred’ ‘belongs/ Given by God’

5 Christians do not agree on the issue of abortion. This short clip explains the Roman Catholic view. Listen carefully and complete the sentences on the sheet you have been given. decisions/catholic-church-vs-abortionhttp://www.truetube.co.uk/ethics-and-religion/moral- decisions/catholic-church-vs-abortion

6 Abortion is…. The teaching on abortion is…. What can’t you kill…. The right to life starts at…. Life begins at….

7 Statement sort On the double sided sheet there are 15 different statements. Based on what we have done this lesson, decide which statements go in the Catholic column and write in the numbers in pencil. Put the remaining numbers in the other column – the “Other Christians” one. Other Christians- Liberal/ Protestant Catholics When we have agreed you have the statements in the right columns, write out three statements in each section. Question: Do you believe with the Catholic statement that life begins at conception? Explain your answer using the statements.

8 Grade C Will be able to explain what Roman Catholics and Protestants believe about abortion. Grade B Will be able to interpret Christian beliefs on abortion in the light of a real life situation.

9 What would a priest say? Watch this short interview with a priest talking about his view on abortion. Do you agree or disagree with what he says? Try to give two reasons for your point of view. You may find you agree with some of the things he says and disagree with others.

10 Case study This is Reannon’s story. How did she reason that an abortion was the right decision for her? What would a Roman Catholic have said to Reannon before her abortion? decisions/reannon's-storyhttp://www.truetube.co.uk/ethics-and-religion/moral- decisions/reannon's-story

11 D Part Question Ppp your opinion ppp religious opinion different to yours. P18 question 2 ‘No religious women should have an abortion’. Firstly I think that religious women should be allowed an abortion because if the child has a life threatening illness it would be most loving thing to do. (P) Secondly this point connects to Jesus’ teaching of… Thirdly… Firstly A Roman Catholic would disagree with me because they would argue that all life is a gift from God and belongs to him. (P) Peer assessment Name and Date Mark out of 6 Q for use of a quote and P at the end of each Point Positive and Target.

12 One thing I will remember from this lesson….


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