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Abortion And Euthanasia Coursework

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Abortion And Euthanasia Coursework Question 1 Abortion Firstly, I will discuss what the Roman Catholic Church says about abortion. Then I will tell you about pro-choice and pro-life and their arguments for and against abortion. Then I will look at what other religions say about abortion. LOOK AT THIS AND ARRANGE THIS. Human life is sacred, this means life is precious and that no one has the right to take life away only God. The Christian church teaches us this message of life being a sacred gift from god. In the bible we read, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish and the sea, the birds of the air, over the livestock, over the world and all the over creatures that move along the ground '. The teaching of the Catholic Church is expressed in the declaration on procured abortion (1974) in this the church points out that respect for human life is not just a Christian duty. 'So God created man in his own image, the image of God created him, male and female he created the' (Genesis 1:26-27). Created in the image of one God... has the same nature and the same origin of all.... Enjoy an equal dignity. The equality of all rests on essentially on their dignity as persons and the rights that flow from it. (Taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1994) ...read more.

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to it's policy; * Defend women's reproductive life; * Think abortion should be available on request; * Easier to have an abortion then raising the child; * Believe none has the right to force women to continue their pregnancy or have an abortion against her will; * No certain 100% safe conception because abortion needs to be available. Euthanasia Euthanasia is the act of bringing about the easy and gentle death of a person, usually someone who is terminally ill or in great pain. For this reason it is often called 'mercy killing' There are two types of euthanasia. Voluntary or active euthanasia is when the person concerned asked someone else to help them die. They may persuade another person to assist them to die or they may refuse the medical treatment necessary to keep them alive. Passive euthanasia is when the person concerned is no longer in a condition where they can make a decision for themselves. The decision to bring about the death is taken by relatives or medical experts. Christianity teaches that all life comes from God. 'Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the Earth and subdued it. Rule over the fish of the sea, and the birds of the air, and every other living creature that moves on the ground. (Genesis 1:26-28) It also teaches that life is sacred. ...read more.

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People who are brainstem dead and have no hope of recovering consciousness but whose bodies are still technically alive. Some people support voluntary euthanasia e.g. EXIT and believe that the law should be changed. They believe that a person who is incurably ill should be allowed by law to have a painless death. They also believe that doctors should be able to help patients that cant be cured to die peacefully, provided the person has signed a statement making their wishes known 30 days before. 'We have 20.000 requests for living wills each year, showing that a large proportion of the British people would like to see voluntary euthanasia become legal. Everyone should be able to have the mercy of a painless death Richard Hume of EXIT, the voluntary euthanasia society. In a living will, a person asks for euthanasia in the event that they become terminally ill and unable to communicate their own decisions to relatives or doctors. Jesus did not agree with voluntary euthanasia, as we read. Simons Mother in law was sick in bed with a fever and as soon as Jesus arrived, he was told about her. He went to her took her by the hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them. (Matthew 2 30-31) Jesus did not believe in euthanasia as he healed her and did not kill her. Question 2 SHARIAR HIME 1 ...read more.

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