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Abortion and Euthanasia is a very serious issue in the eyes of a Christian and I do not think that all Christians would respond to the issues of abortion and euthanasia in the same way.

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AO2 Faced with the issues you have chosen, explain how a Christian would respond. Abortion and Euthanasia is a very serious issue in the eyes of a Christian and I do not think that all Christians would respond to the issues of abortion and euthanasia in the same way. In some circumstances to a protestant the issue of abortion may be accepted. Only under certain circumstances will it be accepted. The only way that a protestant would accept an abortion is if the mother's life is at risk or if her physical or mental health will be affected by the pregnancy. The protestant religion is only going to accept an abortion if it is in the mother's best interest that an abortion is performed. ...read more.

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Abortion is not the only way out of an unwanted pregnancy there are loads of other ways that do not involve taking away the life of a child. In the religion of a Roman Catholic under no circumstances will an abortion be accepted. Even if the mother's life is at risk then that's the way it will be. God created this child he created these problems for a reason not so that the mother could escape an unwanted pregnancy. In the eyes of a Roman Catholic god is the only person that can take away the right to anyone's life. No one else has the right. Catholics believe that once the egg and the sperm come together a unique human being has been formed with its own genetic make. ...read more.

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Christians believe that suffering has a special place in god's plan- it is an opportunity to share in the suffering of Christ. They also believe that the moment of death should be accepted with dignity and responsibility and it opens the door to eternal life. They also believe that the moment of death is too important to take out of god's hands that euthanasia puts pressure on the elderly or sick to take the "burden" off their families. Euthanasia is not the only option that the elderly and sick have. They can move into a hospice where they will be looked after and cared for. It would also give their family a break from looking after them all the time and they will not feel as if they are a burden to anyone in anyway. Charlene Northey 12E ...read more.

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