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Abortion and Euthanasia.

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Abortion and Euthanasia "Do you know that you are God's temple and that God's spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him." (Corinthians 3:16-17) This quotation fully outlines the importance of life. It shows that all life is sacred and only God himself has the right to take it away. The significance of this quotation is that if anyone destroys a life, God will destroy him. Through abortion and euthanasia man destroys a life, indicating abortion and euthanasia are wrong. I am now going to discuss both issues of abortion and euthanasia. Both abortion and euthanasia have sparked much heated debate. I am now going to go on and study the arguments that both agree and disagree with abortion and euthanasia. Abortion is the direct and intentional killing of an unborn child. It is the deliberate termination of pregnancy. An abortion is the premature expulsion from the body of an embryo or foetus. The belief of Roman Catholic is that abortion is the murder of an innocent child, "from the first moment of his existence, a human life must be recognised as having a rights of a person (Catechism 2270-2273). Roman Catholics believe in the statement "God gave life, only he can take it", this means that God graciously gave life to that person who has a duty to play an important part in society and that no one, with the exception of God has the right to destroy that persons life. ...read more.

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Has she not suffered enough trauma? Is it fair on a child to know that its father is a rapist?. "There are many Christians who would accept rape on compassionate grounds" (page 124 The Roman Catholic Tradition, J Cleave). The protestant church fully agrees that life is sacred and a gift from God which should not be destroyed by man. In cases such as rape or incest they believe the woman cannot bring up the child. Both emotionally and financially a woman cannot be expected to bring up the child. With each time she looks at the child bringing back memories of her horrific experience. The Church of England describes the foetus as "potential human life" and it is to be "protected and respected" but also says that there are times when the interest of the mother and her family take priority over the rights of the foetus. Among the conditions said to justify an abortion are that if it endangers the life of the mother and affects the family of the mother or if there is the "risk of a defective or deformed child" There are also many other people who truly believe abortion is acceptable. People against abortion believe that each child has the right to be wanted; therefore no woman should be forced into bringing up a child, who is unwanted, "God gives us free will. ...read more.

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What reason is there for an elderly person to think that? Although they are old there life is still as precious as from the moment they were conceived. There are however many people who favour the use of euthanasia. They believe that every person has the right to decide for themselves to die; of course every person has hum rights. No one has the right to take away their privilege of deciding what to do with their body. People in favour make the point, suicide is legal, so why is euthanasia not? They also back up the fact that euthanasia enables the person to die with dignity, each person has the right to decide when they want to be united with God and the manner in which they want to do it must be respected.. The person can die with friends and family united with them in a loving atmosphere, with all their affairs in order. Euthanasia is the putting of someone to sleep lovingly. Euthanasia can be an act of love. Love cannot be illegal. This is saying the person who is helping a certain person end their life can be out of their heart, they want to respect the person's decision and show their love and compassion for them. They do not want to force the person into anything they do not want to do or agree with. They want them to be freed from the pain and be united with God to live in peace. ...read more.

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