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R.E. Medical Ethics
Fertility Treatment and Abortion:

Key Words:
Fertility treatment: Using scientific methods to help people have children.

IVF: Fertilizing eggs in a science lab.

AID: Artificial Insemination by Donor - or using someone else's sperm.

AIH: Artificial Insemination by Husband - or using your husband's sperm.

Embryo: The…

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Euthanasia and Suicide
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Active Euthanasia: Helping someone to die in order to ease their suffering. It is also known as mercy
killing. It is illegal under the 1961 suicide act with a sentence of up to 14 years.

Passive Euthanasia: To withdraw life support if a person is…

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Animal Rights
The most common animals (83%) to be used are rodents because they breed very quickly. It is
mainly universities and commercial research groups doing these experiments.

In Britain you must have a license to experiment on animals for: The project (numbers of animals,
purpose, types of animals); The…


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