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An abortion can be carried out up to the 25th week of the pregnancy.
A natural abortion is called a:
'God is the destroyer, preserver and creator' is found in the Guru Granth
Two doctors are needed to give consent for an abortion. Which out of the options below would not be a reason to give consent?
To preserve the life of the mother.
To stop a pregnancy which has occurred due to rape.
Because it is the father's wish.
Sikhism prefers the use of natural methods of contraception rather than artificial ones.
Since 1974 there has been an increase in abortions. By 2006 the increase was 63%.
Abortion has been legal in Britain since:
In the UK if a mother's life is in grave danger there is no time limit on when the abortion can be carried out.
Sikh sacred texts say nothing about contraception.