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Abortion and euthanasia

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The Roman Catholic Church believe that life begins when the baby is made (conception). From this belief it influences its attitude to issues such as contraception, euthanasia and suicide. Roman Catholics say that life is sacred. What they mean by that is that life is special to God. For them, every person is a separate living human being and all have the rights to live. All Roman Catholics are against abortion, they believe that abortion is a murder and should have the rights to life. The Catholic Church teaches that deliberate procured ab ortion is a serious sin all circumstances. The Catholic Church refers to the fifth of the ten Commandments ( thou shalt not kill) because it has a meaning. Christians believe that because God created life, no one ever has the right to destroy it, whilst others believe that there are times when a woman's circumstances should be treated with compassion and that abortion may be a 'necessary evil'. ...read more.

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Voluntary Euthanasia is when a person chooses to end their life, which is sometimes called 'Mercy-Killing' Passive Euthanasia is when a person is not helped to die. The Roman Catholic says that every person is created by God and offered Christians Salvation. Killing an innocent person is never acceptable. Euthanasia is illegal for England and Wales. Muslims are also against it they believe that all life is a great gift from Allah and it is their duty to respond to it. Most Muslims would reject absolutely the idea of mercy killing, not because they have no mercy, but because they believe that everything that happens in life does so because Allah wills it. Some Christians Support Euthanasia because a person has reached his her point of life where there is no worth living for. Christians believe that suffering is a way of strengthening faith and is there for a purpose. Euthanasia goes against the commandment, 'do not kill'. ...read more.

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Well if they're suffering then I think that maybe they should suffer a bit because this is life and everybody suffer a lot. The Roman Catholic Church agrees with the sentence because they believe that God is the only one who has the right to decide when it should begin or end. They believe that God is the lord of life because he is the creator. They are against abortion and euthanasia, they believe that life begins at the moment of conception; they also believe that life is sacred. Christians also agree with this sentence, they believe that God created life and no one ever has the right to destroy it. They believe that because God created life he is the only person who can take it away from somebody. Muslims agree as well as they are against abortion. They only allow abortion to be legal if the retention of the foetus or embryo in the uterus threatens the mother's life, The Hindus believe that all creation is made by God, and is part of God. They believe that if you destroy someone's life it's an attack on a part of God's creation. ...read more.

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