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True/false starter - discuss
Lesson objective
• The aim of this lesson is to
introduce the topic of
abortion and using how a
foetus develops to
consider when life begins.
Lesson outcomes
• GRADE C – Explain what the law says about
abortion by interpreting picture clues
• GRADE B – Express an opinion about when
life begins
• GRADE A – Demonstrate an understanding
of pro-choice and pro-life views on abortion
by completing an exam question.
Starter
For many couples,
becoming pregnant is
well-received good
news, but for some
pregnancy can be
unwelcome and very
bad news.
Write down 3 reasons
why a pregnancy may
be unwanted
• the medical process of ending a pregnancy so that it
does not result in the birth of a baby.
• the removal of the foetus/embryo from the womb.
The title given to the fertilised egg until the 8th week
The title given after the 8th week
• Watch the following clip carefully…
Write down 5 FACTS about abortion
REMEMBER: These can be used to make
your exam answers more ‘meaty’ 
http://www.truetube.co.uk/ethics-andreligion/moral-decisions/abortion-thefacts
• 1 in 3 women will have an abortion by the
age of 45
• Half of women under 18 who get
pregnant will have one
• 91% of abortions take place before the
woman is twelve weeks pregnant
• The legal age limit for abortion is 24
weeks
• You can have an abortion without your
parents consent – and under the age of
16 – if your doctor is happy that you
understand what is going on
• Abortion has been legal in the UK since
1967
• It is illegal in countries such as Ireland,
Chile, Uruguay, Vatican City, El
Salvador, the Maldives, Nicaragua and
the Dominican Republic
Your teacher will give
you a summary of the
law regarding
abortion.
Look at the following
pictures and work out
which part of the law
they are referring to.
I’m at
RISK!
I
AGREE!!
ME
TOO!!
Lesson outcomes
• GRADE C – Explain what the law says about
abortion by interpreting picture clues
• GRADE B – Express an opinion about when
life begins
• GRADE A – Demonstrate an understanding
of pro-choice and pro-life views on abortion
by completing an exam question.
The main question when
considering the issue of
abortion is…
When does life begin?
Look at the following
slides, then complete the
worksheet provided.
When does LIFE begin?
Where do you stand?
When does life begin?
• It is important that you are
able to give a clear reason for
when you think life begins.
• “In my opinion life starts at ….
weeks because…..”
Lesson outcomes
• GRADE C – Explain what the law says about
abortion by interpreting picture clues
• GRADE B – Express an opinion about when
life begins
• GRADE A – Demonstrate an understanding
of pro-choice and pro-life views on abortion
by completing an exam question.
Pro life or pro choice?
• There are two different ways of
looking at abortion….
Pro life
OR
Pro choice
http://www.truetube.co.uk/ethics-and-religion/moral-decisions/pro-life-vs-pro-choice
PRO LIFE
People who believe that the child has
a right to life.
PRO CHOICE
People who believe that the mother
should be able to choose whether to
have an abortion.
1) Read the different
arguments on the printed
sheet
2) Decide which arguments
are pro-life and write
pro-life next to them.
3) Write pro-choice next
to the rest.
Your turn…
• Use the arguments you have just looked at to
answer Q2 on p17 of your revision workbook.
• This is a (c) question so remember that you
need FOUR points and FOUR examples.
• In this question the POINT will be what
people think and the EXAMPLE will be why
that reason is important to them/why they
think that.
Lesson outcomes
• GRADE C – Explain what the law says about
abortion by interpreting picture clues
• GRADE B – Express an opinion about when
life begins
• GRADE A – Demonstrate an understanding
of pro-choice and pro-life views on abortion
by completing an exam question.
Plenary: 5-5-1
Summarise today’s topic in 5
sentences.
Reduce to 5 words.
Now to 1 word.

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