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Abortion and euthanasia: explain how Christians would respond to these issues

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Abortion and euthanasia: explain how Christians would respond to these issues. In your answer you should refer to different attitudes that Christians have to these issues as well as to the practical ways that Christians might offer support. AO2 Abortion, the premature expulsion of the foetus from the womb, is considered a sin and is forbidden in Roman Catholic Christian religion. The Roman Catholic Christians (RCC's) are very strict and some would not even consider it if the mothers life was in danger. Christians believe that you have to have faith in God and you have to except the life you are given. In Christianity the unborn child is considered human even at the very early stages of life, as in the embryo or foetus, and life is a gift from god that is not yours to take away. In Britain abortion used to be a crime but in 1967 MP David steel introduced a bill to the House of Commons, which became the abortion act of 1967. ...read more.

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Even though this is a long process, it is a much better way than killing the unborn child. Abortion is always the last resort for Christians. We can always talk about Christians in general and what they would do if they had the choice between an abortion and going ahead with the pregnancy, but we need to Consider the personal effects of abortion. What would a Christian really do in that situation? We can only say what we expect them to do, but in reality the individual would be faced with a moral dilemma and at the end of the day they might just do what suits them best. People are unpredictable and you can never tell what choices they will make in life. Turning now to euthanasia, meaning " good, easy death". Euthanasia involves someone who either performs the killing or provides the means of death; voluntary euthanasia takes place when a patient that is dying or has a terminal illness, asks to be helped to die to avoid any unnecessary suffering. ...read more.

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Patients have the right to choose whether or not they want to die in dignity, imagine if you had no control over your bodily functions and had to have every thing done for you, you would not want to live on. Some Christians say that the bible does not state that a person has to be kept alive at any cost, and they would say that in Jesus' day they did not have a problem with people dying when they did because there was no way that they could have kept them alive anyway. Now we have hospices that are there to help and support the dying patients and their families in their worst times, there are now about 100 hospices around Britain all there to offer help to the sick. If the sick patients want euthanasia they would have to go to another country because it is illegal in the UK. 1 1 Drew Gore ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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