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Abortion And Euthanasia

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Faced with the issues of Abortion and Euthanasia. Explain how a Christian would respond. Christians believe that Human life is sacred and in today's society many practices undermine this teaching daily, through the likes of abortion and euthanasia. In 1973, the Supreme Court's decision made it possible for women to get safe, legal abortions from well-trained medical surgeons, and therefore led to dramatic decreases in pregnancy-related injury and death (abortion). At the moment euthanasia is illegal throughout the world apart from in the State of Oregon, where there is a law specifically allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs for the purpose of euthanasia. In the Netherlands it is practiced widely, although, in fact, it remains illegal. The Majority of religions disapprove of Euthanasia and Abortions and Christianity holds a firm on were they stand on their argument against. ...read more.

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who is dying nor do we have the right to ask for this act of killing for ourselves or for those entrusted to our care; nor can any form of authority permit this action. 'You shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the womb and you shall not murder the infant already born' (The Didache - early Christian manual). Christians may feel abortion is never justified as all fetus's are made in the image of God and it should have its chance to live. Each baby is planned by God and he decides when the potential life is conceived is born and when it dies. Roman Catholics agree with this view and disagree with abortions in all circumstances apart from when there is an extremely valid reason, such as; the baby will cause harm to the mother and the mother ...read more.

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feel that the person is living and that it is murder to terminate there life but if they were in a great deal of pain it would be suitable to give them drugs and such to remove the pain and if the drugs were to hasten the persons death then it should merely be taken as a side affect of the drugs. "The greatest gift of God, I would think is the gift of life. The greatest sin of man, it would seem would be to return that gift, ungratefully and unopened" John Powell in the Silent Holocaust No one but god should have the choice to whether a human/fetus lives or dies and know one has the right to play god and take that power into there own hands. ?? ?? ?? ?? Shannon Feeney Candidate Number: 3093 Centre Number:71861 ...read more.

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