Religion and medical ethics.

This topic includes...

  • Abortion with reasons to this issue
  • Fertility treatment 
  • Euthanasia and suicide 
  • Use of animals in medical research

Key words.

  • Abortion- Deliberate termination of pregnancy by removal and distruction of the foetus.
  • Clone- An individual organism or cell produced asexually from one ancestor to which they are genetically identical.
  • Embryo- A foetus  before it is 4 months old.
  • Euthanasia- When someone is helped to die without pain before they would have died naturally.
  • Fertility treatment- Medical treatment to help a woman become pregnant.
  • Genetic engineering- The deliberate modification of the charecteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material.
  • Medical ethics- Questions of morality that are raised by medical situations.
  • Sacred/sanctity- Holy, having something of God or the divine.
  • Sanctity of life- The belief that all life is given by God and is therefore sacred,
  • Suicide- Deliberately ending one's own life.
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