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Abortion and Euthanasia

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The Roman Catholic Church is opposed to euthanasia because it is seen as murder. In Evang velsium vitae, the Pope said that to cause death in this way was �A grave violation of the law of God�. The churches concern is to bring the light and the life of Christ to everyone who needs it. It clearly teaches that those whose lives are diminished or weakened in anyway should be treated with special care. In particular, the sick, the handicapped, the elderly should be helped to live as normal life as possible. Whatever its motives, euthanasia does mean putting a premature ends of lives of such people. In any civilised society it is morally unacceptable to even contemplate the possibility. The four reasons this is unacceptable are: Euthanasia is a murder. Euthanasia is contrary to the dignity of human beings. Euthanasia destroys the respect that is due to God, the beginning and end of all life. There is a clear difference discounting treatment and actively killing someone. There are certain situations in which one simply cannot prevent the eventuality of death. These must be recognised and the decision to end treatment taken in consultation with the patient, if at all possible. If not then the closest relative should be involved. ...read more.


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