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

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Wrong; not acceptable according to religious teachings

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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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deliberatly ending your own life

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Entitled to religious respect by association with the devine

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Highly esteemed for a spiritual quality

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The point at which an unborn child recieves its soul

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Human life should be valued from conception to natural death

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

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Intentially taking one's life

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

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