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Abortion and euthanasia

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Abortion And Euthanasia

The Roman Catholic Church believe that life begins when the baby is

made (conception). From this belief it influences its attitude to

issues such as contraception, euthanasia and suicide.

Roman Catholics say that life is sacred. What they mean by that is

that life is special to God. For them, every person is a separate

living human being and all have the rights to live.

All Roman Catholics are against abortion, they believe that abortion

is a murder and should have the rights to life.

The Catholic Church teaches that deliberate procured ab ortion is a

serious sin all circumstances.

The Catholic Church refers to the fifth of the ten Commandments ( thou

shalt not kill) because it has a meaning.

Christians believe that because God created life, no one ever has the

right to destroy it, whilst others believe that there are times when a

woman's circumstances should be treated with compassion and that

abortion may be a 'necessary evil'.

However other Christians,such as Anglicans and Methodist does not

believe that life does not begin until they are born. They believe

that abortion is an evil thing, so they avoid it if at all possible.

The Muslims are also against abortion. They believe that all things

are things are in harmony with nature and the best way to live is to

support this harmony. However Muslims believe that abortion can take

place if the mother's health is in danger.

Muslims believe that all human life is sacred because it is a gift

from Allah.

The Hindus are also against abortion unless the mother's life is at

risk. They believe the soul is present in life. Hindus have respect

for all life because in the cycle of birth, death and rebirth, it is

possible to be born as an animal, a tree, or even a flower.

There are four types of euthanasia;

Active Euthanasia, which is usually called suicide, and is the taking

of ones life.

Compulsory Euthanasia, which is, was a decision is made that a person
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