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Abortion and Euthanasia

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A02 Christians, when faced with a dilemma would not respond the same. Life's issues today such as abortion and euthanasia are not all agreed in the same way, and different Christians have different approaches, but follow their beliefs. Abortion is premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb. When people talk of an abortion they are mainly talking about the purposeful murder of a growing life and child; in Roman Catholic views also; in 1967 the Abortion Act was created; its policy was that an abortion could take place if the mother's life was at stake or the baby once born would have abnormalities and physical suffering otherwise an abortion is strictly forbidden. SPUC (Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child) are a group against abortion and they believe that the human life starts at the moment of conception. ...read more.

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The Catholics law is known as 'Natural Law'. This is a law to keep human nature and couples should realise when conception takes place they are responsible for the outcome which be a baby. The child is a gift from God and worthy of complete respect and not to be aborted, as they do not have the right to abort and innocent helpless human. The Church of England says that the amount of abortions that occur are 'unacceptable'; but if an abortion was carried out it should be as early as possible usually before 24 weeks. Christians of the Protestant denomination would be able to accept an abortion but only under serious circumstances like a girl getting raped or the mother's life being at risk. ...read more.

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Most Christians today would argue that the sanctity of life s special to them and people should end a life if a person is in a bad state. Euthanasia is arranging for a person who is dying from an agonising incurable disease to die as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Most Christians would argue that since life is given by God then God should be the one that takes it away. Roman Catholics believe that voluntary euthanasia is wrong; life is sacred and God can only make decisions when it comes to death. Euthanasia means to help someone; the patient to die quicker. Supporters of voluntary euthanasia do not agree that it is suicide. They think of it as being 'put to sleep'. The Quakers do not have a set decision about euthanasia; they do what ever they believe is right for the individual. Josh Wallis ...read more.

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