A Pastoral Intervention Model For Abortions In Mangaung Metroplitan City

 
 
GRIN Verlag
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  • erschienen am 30. April 2020
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  • 158 Seiten
 
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Master's Thesis from the year 2019 in the subject Theology - Practical Theology, , course: MTh in practical theology, language: English, abstract: This text looks at the issue of unwanted pregnancies and their termination from a theological perspective against the background of the Pregnancy Act 199 (COTP) and my pastoral concern. The failing family planning program of the Department of Health has contributed to this moral controversy as some women use the termination of pregnancy as a birth control method. The termination of pregnancy in South Africa has become a controversial issue affecting communities and the health professionals since the implementation of the Choice on the Termination of Pregnancy Act 199 (COTP). This Act has imposed a moral dilemma for many health professionals and for many contemplating abortions. This has come about in that it provides for abortion on demand in the first trimester. It has also caused many Christian pastors and other citizens great concern due to the rise in the number of abortions. This study starts with a literature review to highlight the various facets and views surrounding the explosive issue of abortion on demand. This opens the parameters within which this matter needs to be engaged. Then the details of an empirical research conducted at three designated facilities of the Department of Health in Mangaung Metropolitan City are presented The health professionals that conduct abortions were interviewed as well as sixty clients that underwent this procedure under their service. The research investigated both groups' experience under COTP. It explores not only the counselling side, but also reasons for abortion and related emotions and concerns of both health workers and clients. Further, the research probes their religious views and church attachments (if any) and how they relate to this controversial issue. Then the two main theological views on termination of pregnancy on demand are considered. This part of the study seeks to arrive at a biblically normative position. It considers the biblical worldview and the high view it places on human life. It concludes that the pro-life position, Christian morals and moral regeneration, and family planning should be central programs, and are crucial in dealing with abortion on demand. Finally there is a formulation of a pastoral intervention model for the pastors in the churches in Mangaung Metropolitan City with some attention to recommendations for the Department of Health.
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