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The Right to Life
Bible teachings
·`'You shall not murder''
·`'You shall love your neighbour as yourself''
·`'If you want to enter eternal life, keep the commandments''
·''Before I was born the Lord called me''
·''Before you were born I set you apart''
·''Your eyes saw my unformed body''

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-Involuntary Euthanasia ­ when a person's wishes cannot be given, e.g. being in a coma. Someone else needs to decide to end
their life.

Christian responses ­ Some Christians argue that removing water/food is the same as killing. It also may kill people against
their will. Some believe that when…

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The use of medical technology
·''Be fruitful and increase in number''

·''Children are a reward from him''

·''Go forth and multiply''

·''Everything is permissible, but not everything is constructive''

· Abraham and Sarah and Hagar

AI ­ artificial insemination. Sperm medically inserted to assist pregnancy

AIH ­ By husband


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-Church of England teaches it is helping a loving, married couple to have children. However it is wrong with donor sperm.

-`correcting nature'

AID is moral

-Can be used in certain circumstances E.g. due to genetic diseases

-A parent may want a child biologically related rather than adopted.

IVF ­…

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Designer babies
For Against
Morally acceptable when it comes to making the baby Maybe involve selection of embryos which have the `right'
healthy features. Some may be destroyed
Some people cannot have children without one dying after The test itself could damage the foetus
another due to illness. Christians would…

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·''Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman. That is detestable''

·''And for this reason a man will leave his mother and father to be united with his wife''

·''Each of you should learn to control your body in a way that is holy and honourable''…

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Analgesics ­ Painkillers. E.g. Heroin. Can give a sense of Hallucinogens- e.g. cannabis and LSD. May distort
`warmth' and happiness. perceptions.

Christian beliefs about drug use

-Alcohol ­ Eucharistic wine. Methodist churches use non-alcoholic. Pentecost church believes wine must be avoided
for fear of sinning.

Members of the Salvation army…

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Social Responsibility
·They should love each other as `'Christ loves the church''

·''The wife's body does not belong to her alone, but also to her husband''

·''The two will become one flesh''

·''Honour your father and your mother''

·''Show respect for the elderly''

·''Listen to your father, and do not…

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-Joyful and sharing

-Church of England = `'marriage provides the proper context for sexual relationships and the upbringing of children...around
which other relationships grow''

Civil Marriage ­ a short ceremony in a registry office or an approved building. Must be two witnesses who sign the register
saying `I do solemnly…

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Some marriages may be annulled in Not all priests are happy with accepting Christians should reflect the
circumstance. E.G. Forced marriage, divorces, provisions are made forgiveness of God
lack of love.
A minister may be unwilling, but
provisions are made.

Prejudice ­ Unfairly judging someone before the facts are known.…




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