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DEFINITIONS
Voluntary Euthanasia: Someone asks for the end
of their life but is unable to commit suicide
without help (assisted suicide)
Involuntary Euthanasia: When other people
decide it is best to end someone's life because
the person cannot make the decision
independently ( coma)
Active Euthanasia: When action is taken to bring
life to an end- a lethal does of drugs might be
given
Passive Euthanasia: The decision to stop giving
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CHRISTIANS DO NOT AGREE WITH
EUTHANASIA BECAUSE...
(Luke 12:6-7) The Sanctity of Life- all life is
God-given and precious
(Exodus 20:13) `You shall not murder'
(Jeremiah 29:11) `For I know the plans I have
for you'
Only God has the right to end life
God has a purpose and plan, Euthanasia
disrupts God's plan
Suffering has a purpose
People can recover…read more

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SOME CHRISTIANS AGREE WITH
EUTHANASIA BECAUSE...
Can quickly and humanely end a person's life
Everyone has the right to decide when and
how to die
Jesus came so that people could have life `in
all its fullness' (john 10:10)- this means
quality of life- if someone doesn't have a
quality of life then Euthanasia is a good thing
God gave humans free will which can be used
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DIFFERENT ATTITUDES
Roman Catholic: NO euthanasia should
NEVER be allowed
Quakers: Do the most loving thing- hospice
or euthanasia to end pain
Anglican: Taking human life is forbidden but
if pain is really that bad, euthanasia should
be allowed
Baptist: Generally AGAINST euthanasia- when
a person cannot maintain a relationship
(brain-dead) treatment can be stopped…read more

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HOSPICE MOVEMENT
Improves the quality of life for terminally ill
people
Pain can be controlled- assured a dignified
and peaceful death
Offers guidance and support for families
Hospices are used as an argument against
euthanasia
Protecting `God's temple' (1Corinthians)
Upholds The Law of Love and The Golden
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