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Explain the religious teachings about the
sanctity of life from two religions traditions (6
mark question, AO1)

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Christianity ­ humans are made in the
image of God, therefore human life is
precious.
God created humankind so all life should be
valued.
Life is sacred, only God can create life and
only he can take it away.
Christians believe life is a…

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The "quality of life" is more important than the
"sanctity of life". Give two reasons why a
religious believer might agree or disagree with
this statement (4 mark question, AO2)

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Agree:
A religious believer might hold that in some
cases ending suffering is more important than
preserving life.
If someone is in a persistent vegetative state,
they will not be able to move, talk, or even
think for the rest of their lives. A…

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"Are doctors playing God with patient's lives?"
6 mark question (AO1)

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Christianity
Doctors make a promise, such as that in the Hippocratic
Oath to do their best to preserve life
To respect the dignity of patients
Scientific advancements mean humans are required to
make life and death decisions that didn't exist in the
past.
Some…

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"We must always follow the laws of our religion
or country when making ethical decisions (AO2
6 marks)

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Christianity ­ Medical ethics concern themselves usually with life and death
decisions, Medical science has developed rapidly and today it is possible to
cure or help people that would not have been possible at one time. But such
advances also bring dilemmas. Generally Christians…

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"Explain the teachings from two religious
traditions about abortion"
(AO1 6 mark question)




Christian
Christians have different views on abortion. Some protestants allow it
depending on the circumstances (eg disability or to save the mother's life),
Roman Catholics don't.
Roman Catholic Christians are not…

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allow an abortion for social reasons, but would allow it if it was a choice
between the mother's health and the birth of the child.
Hinduism
Most Hindus are against abortion except to save the mother's life
Hindu texts are strongly opposed to abortion…

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