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Faced with the issues of abortion and euthanasia, explain the different ways Christians might respond?

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A02 Coursework Michael Hale Miss Smyth Faced with the issues of abortion and euthanasia, explain the different ways Christians might respond? Different Christians and churches have their own opinions and views on abortion and euthanasia. The Roman Catholic Church believes that abortion is wrong and that if you have an abortion then you are plain and simply committing murder. Unless of course it is the doctrine of double affect, this is when the mother has cancer and the treatment will kill the baby. The woman will be healed but the secondary affect will be the death of the baby. The Roman Catholic Church is very strict and would never allow abortion. This quote is from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. "Human life must be respected and protected from the moment of conception." ...read more.

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Psalm139"you knew that I was there-you saw me before I was born." This shows us that God sees us before we are born, and that a foetus is counted as a person when it is in the mothers' womb. This is what the church believes, they think that we are a person before we are born and so therefore we should be protected from the moment of conception. There is a company called life that offer care to single mothers. It also gives them counselling on how to look after the baby and this helps them to repair relationships with family members if their has been a breakdown. The single mother will get counselling to help her make the decision on whether or not she wants to keep the baby, have an abortion or put the baby up for adoption. ...read more.

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With the pace of technology today, what's to say a cure will not be discovered before you die of your illness, allowing you to live a long and healthy life." This tells us that if we are ill then we should not turn to euthanasia to solve our problems as God might heal us in his own time or a cure might be found. Another church that also disagrees with euthanasia is the Baptist Union of Great Britain. They believe that life is Gods gift and should not be taken away. 1st Corinthians 6:19-20 "do you know that your body is a shrine of the indwelling holy spirit and the spirit is Gods gift to you." This quote from the Corinthians tells us that life is a gift from God. 1st Corinthians 6:19-20 "then honour God in your body." We should honour our body as if we do not and we commit euthanasia then we are killing a part of us and a part of God. ...read more.

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