DNA Make a sentence out of
each word you find.
It must earn you 1 mark in
Religious views on abortion
• To describe/explain what
Christians and Muslims state about
• To consider/debate if we agree
with their viewpoints.
• Sanctity of Life
• When does Life begin
• Miracle of Life
• Gift of Life
Statement Law? Actual
24 Weeks is the maximum age for
abortion, in most cases
Anyone can have an abortion, just
Abortions will only be offered if there
is a risk to the health of mother or
If a child risks being born with
severe disabilities, an abortion can
be suggested – including beyond 24
Only one doctor needs to
recommend an abortion
Abortions can be given in
emergency situations to save
Aside from doctors, a woman has to
tell at least a relative that she
wants/needs an abortion
Under 16’s are forbidden from
Abortion is immoral
Doctors have to administer
Two doctors have to be in
agreement to recommend an
Islam and Abortion
1. Complete the cloze activity.
2. Read ‘Islam’ on p86-7 (to HELP)
‘Muslims should always think that
abortion is wrong.’ What do you
Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
Read ‘Christianity’ on p86 & p90. (TO
• Create a poster showing what
Christians believe about abortion
(skilled). (NO MORE THAN 25
• For excellent, include how Christian
views can be different.
Example: Joanna Jepson
• What does Joanna Jepson believe
• Why does she believe this?
‘Should have Joanna taken the doctor’s decision to
court, when it wasn’t her body? Why?’
6 mark question
• Do you agree?
• Give reasons for your answer, showing
that you have thought about more
than one point of view.
• Refer to religious arguments in your
“It is nonsense to speak of a
moment when life begins.”
• Do you agree?
• Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have
thought about more than one point of view.
• Refer to religious arguments in your answer.
• Using the mark scheme on P7 and the
Onion peer assess your partner’s
• What mark would you give them and
• What did they do well?
• What could they do to improve?
• Remember be
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• It is very easy to think that a religious
person would automatically view abortion as
wrong. Read and make notes on the website
below for alternatives to religious views:
• www.rcrc.org (go to ‘Issues’ then
“Abortion is always wrong”
Tell your partner:
• If you agree/disagree
• What a Christian or Muslim would say
•I need to punctuate longer sentences.
•I’m going to stay in the same tense.
•I should try to not start every sentence with ‘I’
•I need to pay attention to my use of capital letters.
•I need to PEE throughout my writing.
•I must write in sentences.
•I need to include more detail in my writing.
•I need to use speech marks at the beginning and end of speech. I must also,
take a new line for each new speaker.
•I have to reference my work using a bibliography and footnotes.
•I need to choose more interesting words.
•I’m going to use PERSUADE.
•I should make use of imagery (simile, metaphor, personification) in my writing.
•I must write in paragraphs.
•I should use sensory language in my writing.
I will try to use linking words and phrases