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“God gives life and only God can take it away.” Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have considered more than one point of view.

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"God gives life and only God can take it away." Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have considered more than one point of view. In answer to this question I must consider other peoples points of view and suggest whether in my opinion they are right or wrong. Abortion and Euthanasia bring up great debates about this issue. Some people will suggest that God has created the world and humans have been made in the image of God. Therefore it is our duty to not interfere with the life that God has created. The Roman Catholic Church strongly opposes abortion under any circumstance and so they would agree with the above statement. They believe all life is sacred and given by God. At just 12 weeks old the foetus is an individual and total human that has been receiving brain waves for four weeks. The foetus is a human being indistinguishable from any of us. ...read more.

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If it is dangerous for the mother to have the baby it is often advised that the baby be aborted, as it is better for the baby to die rather than them both to die. Many people would argue that a baby or foetus can be aborted if it is to grow up handicapped. It is legal for a baby to be aborted up to 24 weeks. At 24 weeks babies are fully functional, they are able to be born and can survive normally. If people are prepared to abort handicapped babies up to 24 weeks then are they not admitting to be able to kill handicapped children after birth? Would it be acceptable for a 4-day-old child to be killed because of a handicap? Many women believe that they have a right to decide whether to keep a baby or abort it as it is their body and God does not own them. This is a very non-Christian view. ...read more.

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This is not euthanasia as the intention was to relieve. In my opinion I think that abortion and Euthanasia are to problems, which can be solved by handling each situation in a different way. If the mother's life is at risk then I believe the woman should have the right to decide whether abortion of the foetus is right or wrong for her. I think that a baby with minor handicaps should not be aborted. If all sides are considered and the child will have no quality of life when it is born it is better for the baby to be aborted. People who follow the utilitarianism teaching would believe this as it would affect more people bringing up a child who was severely handicapped. I think that involuntary euthanasia is wrong. If a person decides that they wish to die and are totally competent to be able to make that decision then the law should not stop them. I think that God gave humans the right to think and the right to freedom to rule their own lives and make their own decisions. ?? ?? ?? ?? Sarah Hancocks 11c ...read more.

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