Unformatted text preview: abortion. The actual prohibitions against abortion came about as a product of Christian philosophy. The Didache was the first Christian writing which branded abortion as “Murder in advance.” As Hippocrates did, Christians believed that even fetus have a soul and should be considered human. Than the Christian dogma was written and came into many conflicts with roman customs. A few years later the new idea on abortion was introduced in England. The idea was that, when the mother starts to feel the movement of the baby, the fetus is considered alive, as known as the motion of quickening. Another few years later the United States adopted this concept into its laws. Even till this day the debate still goes on....
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course ENGL 100WB at San Jose State.