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Religion and Medical Ethics.




Abortion

"But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. You are of more value than many
sparrows." - Luke 12:17
"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you." ­ Jeremiah 1:5


Phrase Definition
Moment of conception When the sperm meets the egg…

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Religion and Medical Ethics.




Fertility Treatment

"The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away." ­ Job 1:21
"The Lord had closed her womb." ­ 1 Samuel 1:5

Is it right?...

Yes No
"Go forth and multiply" - Genesis God's will: "Children are a gift, not a
right."
Sex ­ for…

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Religion and Medical Ethics.




May be better than growing up in a Not natural
separated family
Euthanasia

Definition = literally `a good death'

"The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away." - Job 1:21


Active Euthanasia = a person directly and deliberately causes the patient's
death.

Passive Euthanasia = life…

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Religion and Medical Ethics.






Suicide

"Suicide is not chosen ­ it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with
pain."
"Even as he who kills another's slave, sins against that slave's master." ­ St
Thomas Aquinas
"No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down myself." ­ John…

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Religion and Medical Ethics.




- Christians take a more compassionate view of suicide today.

Animal Testing

"So God created man in his own image." ­ Genesis 1:27
"You are of more value than many sparrows." ­ Luke 12:17

Intrinsic Value = it has value just because it exists.
Ahisma =…

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