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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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Abortion and Euthanasia "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 Abortion and euthanasia are some of the most controversial and complicated issues debated in the United Kingdom today. Abortion has been legal in this country since 1967. Euthanasia is illegal. Both issues involve the value of human lives. I believe that Abortion is wrong. To destroy a potentially great person is an incredible waste of life. It is against the will of God and the conscious of man. An unborn child has no control or say over its own life. To kill something helpless and blameless is evil and unfair. ...read more.

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People should not be left lingering in pain. They should not have to suffer when death is inevitable. People do have the right to end their own lives, although it is a tragic act. Some people would say that that this is suicide but we must remember that euthanasia is not. It is not a private act because you have the support of family and friends. Euthanasia is about letting a person assist another death to save them from long painful deaths. Euthanasia is an act of mercy. Some people say that to kill someone because of the pain they suffering is not a good enough excuse. They say that pain is not always bad. A person in anguish needs to try to overcome pain. ...read more.

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Other distressing symptoms, which come with diseases, such as sickness, immobility, breathlessness and fever cannot always be relieved. Pain is not always the issue - quality of life is too. God gave all living things life. Life is God's gift to us but I believe each living organism has ownership over themselves. I trust that this is what God wanted and made it to be. I disagree with the statement: "God gives life and only God can take it away" because there are situations in which Christians authorize lethal force over human beings. In the past the Church has allowed abortions and wars in the name of good and God. Abortion is wrong in most circumstances but euthanasia is acceptable to me as is an act of mercy. I believe that God gave us free will so we could control our own paths and live good lives. To end pain or stop meaningless life is not a sin, it is a good deed. ...read more.

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