Medical Ethics Key Word

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Abortion

Removing the foetus from the womb before it is able to survive; ending a pregnancy

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Artificial Insemination

Injecting sperm (a husband's or donor's) directly into a woman's womb

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Cloning

Creating Children who are genetically identical to a parent

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Egg Donation

Using an egg from a different woman to help a couple with a fertility problem to concieve

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Euthanasia

Ending someone's life to relieve their suffering. especially from an incurable, painful illness

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Immoral

Wrong; not acceptable according to religious teachings

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Infertility

Not being able to have children

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In vitro fertilisation

An infertility treatment in which eggs and sperm are mixed in a test tube until fertilisation takes place, then a resulting embryo is transplanted into the woman's womb to develop

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Sanctity of life

A belief that all human life is sacred or holy so humans don't have the righ to choose when a life ends

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Suicide

deliberatly ending your own life

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Sacred

Entitled to religious respect by association with the devine

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Precious

Highly esteemed for a spiritual quality

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Ensoulment

The point at which an unborn child recieves its soul

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Pro-Life

Human life should be valued from conception to natural death

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Pro-Choice

Women should have the choice about when it is acceptable to end life

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Suicide

Intentially taking one's life

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Hospice

A place where the terminally ill are offered palliative care before death

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