Christians may look for guidance about moral issues either in the bible,famous Christians, Priests etc. So Christians will look up to people like this and on issues like Euthanasia and Abortion they take very seriously and believe its not something you can't mess about with.
Christianity teaches that all life comes from God:
Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
It also teaches that life is sacred:
Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit
1 Corinthians 6:19
I am going to talk about Euthanasia. Euthanasia is the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependant human being for his or her alleged benefit. There are different types of euthanasia which are as follows voluntary euthanasia ,Non-voluntary euthanasia:, Involuntary euthanasia: . Assisted suicide, Euthanasia By Action,Euthanasia By Omission. All of which,are as Christians believe murder.
Some Christians may oppose Euthanasia because it is going against the will of God, We should not choose the time when a person must die,a person must die when it is time for them to die not for when we say for them to. God is the only one who chooses for when a person is to end their life. If someone asks to be killed because they are terminally ill they are being selfish, they are not the only ones who will suffer, freinds and family will grieve over the death of the person and might become angry with the doctors for doing so. So it is best to leave a person to die naturally. However this can be argued that the peson is nearing the end of their life and are in great pain so it is best to let them die now to end their suffering, they will not get better or if someone is paralysed from the neck down after a tragic accident that you should end their life because they won't be able to do the things they used to do and that they will be like that for the rest of their life.
For this reason it would be wrong and against Christian teaching to take the life of another person. The Sixth Commandment is:
thou shall not kill.
It is clear from the Bible that human beings are not to choose when they die:
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.
If someone is terminally ill and will not recover i.e has Alzheimers disease Christian Churches will often encourage the support of hospices. These are special places where terminally ill people are cared for and allowed to die in comfort and dignity without employing euthanasia.
Another example of this is if someone is brain-dead and on a life support machine doctors often ask the family of the person on the life support machine wether they want the machine switching off but most Christians would say to leave the machine on just incase the person pulls through. Some people keep thier loved ones on the machine for a couple of years before they finally agree to have the machine switched off. Some people might say this is cruel because you are making the person suffer for your own benefit, that you are being selfish in doing so and that it would just be kinder to let the person go.
In my opinion I disagree with euthanasia because I believe it is right to let a person live to their full natural life and if someone is put on a life support machine to give them as long as possible to recover, in some cases some people have recovered from a life-support machine after a few years so it is possible for them to pull through and it is not up to us when to end their life.