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Useful Bible Passages
Topics for Study Suggested Biblical Texts
Exodus 20 13, Psalm 139 13­16, 1
Abortion, euthanasia
Corinthians 3 16­17
Fertility treatments, gene therapy, genetic Genesis 1 26­28, Psalm 127 3­5, 1
engineering, cloning Corinthians 10 23
Exodus 20 14, 1 Corinthians 6 18­20, 1
Sexual relationships; drugs
Thessalonians 4 3­6
Marriage and divorce; prejudice and Mark 10 2­12, Luke 10 25­37, Galatians 3
discrimination 28
Genesis 1 and 2, Matthew 25 31­46, 1 John
The environment; world poverty
3 17­18
Matthew 5 38­48, Luke 15 11­32, John 8 2­
War and peace; crime and punishment
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1. The Right To Life (Content)
· Key Terms.
· Different views on when life begins.
· Christian arguments for and against abortion.
· Pro choice and Pro Life
· Arguments of Self Determination and Quality fo Life.
· Alternatives to Abortion
· Use Bible teachings
· Christian arguments for and against Euthanasia
· Describe work of Hospice movement
· Using Biblical Teachings…read more

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Key words
· Sanctity of Life: Life is sacred as it is God given.
· Abortion: Deliberate termination of a pregnancy usually before the foetus is 24
weeks old.
· Embryo: Is an unborn baby.
· Pro Choice: The choice for a women to be able to choose whether or not they
should have an abortion.
· Pro Life: Supports the idea that the foetus deserves a right to life.
· Self-Determination: The right to make decisions for oneself's life.
· Quality of Life: A measurement of Fulfillment.
· Euthanasia: Inducing a painless death with compassion to ease suffering some
see it as a mercy killing and others taking a life.
· Voluntary Euthanasia: When a terminally Ill patient asks a person to help them
die peacefully and with dignity. It can be called mercy killing/assisted suicide.
· Nonvoluntary Euthanasia: When a person cannot make a decision as they have
a mental/physical disability and someone usually a close family member makes
the decision in terms of what their interests would be.
· Active Euthanasia: When someone is actively killed with and injection or pill.
· Passive Euthanasia: When a person's death is hastened such as withdrawing
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Abortion
· Abortion:
· When does life begin: Those in favour of abortion often suggest the debate centres upon
when the foetus becomes sufficiently human to have the right to life.
· Opponents believe the foetus is never anything other than human from conception, and
therefore has a right to life from this time.
· Abortion is the Deliberate termination of a pregnancy usually before the foetus is 24 weeks
old.
· An abortion may be carried out if one of the following conditions apply :
· the life or physical health of the mother is at risk
· the mental health of the mother is at risk
· the mother's existing family will suffer
· there is a reasonable chance that the child will be born seriously disabled
· Alternatives to abortion:
· Financial and social support from the church.
· Counseling for families who have a baby which is not wanted.
· Accepting single mothers into church life.
· Offering provisional fostering for a period of time for a mother.
· Adoption when a mother can't look after the baby.
· 21 weeks or less: 0 percent survival rate
· 22 weeks: 0­10 percent survival rate
· 23 weeks: 10­35 percent survival rate
· 24 weeks: 40­70 percent survival rate
· 25 weeks: 50­80 percent survival rate
· 26 weeks: 80­90 percent survival rate
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Pro choice arguments
· Pro-Choice
· Every child born should come into the world wanted, loved, and cared for.
Planned children often have better life prospects because caregivers are better
prepared to support the child physically, emotionally, and FINANCIALLY.
· The fetus is not yet a human being because it cannot survive outside the uterus
on its own. Abortion should not be considered murder if the fetus is not self-
sustaining and requires the mother's body and physical resources to survive.
The body of first priority is therefore the mother's, and it should be her choice as
to what she endures both mentally and physically.
· A woman's body belongs to herself, and she should be free to do what she
deems necessary for her body and overall health in any situation.
· In cases of rape or incest, the resulting baby could be a constant reminder to the
woman of the trauma she experienced. Research also suggests that the babies
of such cases face a higher risk of neglect or abuse from their mothers for
various reasons.
· Many foster homes and orphanages are beyond capacity; putting a child into the
foster care system would weigh even heavier on already-scarce resources.
· Abortion is overall a very safe procedure. Less than 1% of abortions performed
before 21 weeks of pregnancy result in major complications such as heavy
bleeding or infection. If abortion is made illegal, surely many women will
continue to seek them in secrecy and likely sacrafice sanitary conditions and
professional care; illegitimate abortions have caused thousands of women to die
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