Coursework Skill AO1
Abortion and Euthanasia are two very different topics especially when viewed from a legal and social perspective. However, in the eyes of the Catholic Church, they are both very much the same as they both concern the premature end to a life, a life which is very sacred.
Euthanasia is from the Greek words 'Eu' and 'Thanatos' combined to mean to 'die well'. It quite literally means 'a good death'. However, in everyday speech, it has come to mean the act of killing a person who is suffering from a terminal mental or physical illness. Presumably, euthanasia has been practised for centuries throughout many different cultures and Religions.