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Roman Catholic views on Abortion and Euthanasia

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Roman Catholic views on Abortion and Euthanasia By Georgia Colderwood Abortion and Euthanasia are very controversial subjects in the world today, Particularly in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic Church believes that that any deliberate abortion or death is a very serious sin in all circumstances. The only person to give life and take life is God, and he will choose when the time is right for us to enter and depart the world. The Catholic Church believes that human life begins at conception; when the egg and sperm fuse together. From that moment on the baby is sacred and should be protected. To kill a baby is a sin, and an action of pure evil. ...read more.

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The Roman Catholic Church also accepts the need to plan for a family, but states that any act of sexual intercourse should be open to the possibility of children. Referred to in Genesis god says 'Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it. The church teaches that the act of love( Sexual Intercourse) is to reproduce and by trying to stop conception is a sin, and it goes against gods plans. Christians believe that fertility is a precious gift, from god, and its up to each other when they want to conceive a child when they have sex, but only using natural means of contraception. The Roman catholic's teaching of contraception abortion, and euthanasia is based document called Humane Vitae. ...read more.

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Euthanasia is arranging for a person who is dying from an agonising incurable disease to die as quickly and as painlessly as possible. We are all afraid of a long and lingering death with all the pain that that may include. We would all like to die peacefully in our sleep from old age. However this does not always happen and we must face up to the fact that we, or one of our family may be in the position of facing a painful death. Some people think that we should have the right to make our own choices about when we die, and we should be able to die with dignity. The roman catholic church does not however do not believe in this ethic We must leave the fate of such in the hands of a merciful God. ...read more.

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