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Abortion and Euthanasia

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  • Submitted: 21/01/2008
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GCSE Miscellaneous

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Daniel McCormick

S2B

Religion

5th Year Coursework

Abortion and Euthanasia

Explain the beliefs that Christians hold about their responsibilities to those at the beginning and end of their lives.

Explain the beliefs that Christians hold about their responsibilities to those at the beginning and end of their lives.

The general belief about life and its beginning is that life is a gift from God which only God can take away. As Ecclesiastes 3:2 says "He sets the time for birth and the time for death". Also preservation and protection of life are central to the teachings of Christianity. It is also the belief of many people that all humans are made in the image and likeness of God. Gen 1:26-27 says "God created man in his own image, male and female he created them". All Christians believe that it is special to God and each person is sacred and holy. Each individual is unique.

There is a diversity of views among Christians about when life actually begins. On the one hand The Roman Catholic position is 'Pro-Life' and 'Anti-Abortion'. This means that life begins at conception. Psalm 139 supports this,

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