Topic 2 - Religion And Medicine

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  • Topic 2 - Religion And Medicine
    • Abortion
      • Catholic
        • Disagree except if the mothers life is in danger, human life from conception, sanctity of life "do not kill"
      • Protestants
        • Disagree, apart from cases of rape, god loves the sinner but hates the sin, abortion is never good though
    • IVF
      • Catholic
        • artificial methods interfere with gods plan, failure to accept god purpose of life, lead to problems with identity of the child, abuse (throwing away fertilised eggs)
      • Protestants
        • "Go forth and multiply" technical knowledge for it has come through god given capacity to learn, mark of compassion and respect to those who can not get pregnant.
    • Euthanasia
      • Arguments For
        • person suffering from severe illness should be allowed mercy of painless death if they wish, elderly people may not want to be in the care of others
      • Arguments Against
        • if it was legalised would destroy trust between doctors and patients, life gift from god  only god can take it away, if legalised would be used as means of population control, older people could feel under pressure that it is their duty to die.
  • IVF
    • Catholic
      • artificial methods interfere with gods plan, failure to accept god purpose of life, lead to problems with identity of the child, abuse (throwing away fertilised eggs)
    • Protestants
      • "Go forth and multiply" technical knowledge for it has come through god given capacity to learn, mark of compassion and respect to those who can not get pregnant.

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