SANCTITY OF LIFE
SANCTITY OF LIFE
the belief that there is something special or holy about life.
the non-physical part of a person which may go to heaven when the person dies
ATTITUDES TO ABORTION
the deliberate expulsion of of the foetus from the uterus. Sometimes called a 'procured' or 'direct' abortion.
DOCTRINE OF DOUBLE EFFECT
IF DOING SOMETHING MORALLY GOOD HAS A MORALLY BAD SIDE-EFFECT, IT IS RIGHT TO DO IT PROVIDING THE BAD SIDE-EFFECT WAS NOT INTENDED
when a foetus starts to grow in a Fallopian tube rather than the womb.
when a baby is aborted through natural causes. Sometimes called a spontaneous abortion.
CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TO FERTILITY TREATMENT
A I D
ARTIFICAL INSEMINATION BY DONOR
A I H
ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION BY HUSBAND
I V F
in vitro fertilisation
when sperm and an egg are put together in a tube until an embryo is formed which is then transfered into a woman's womb
CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TO CLONING
the making of a replica
cloning which creates offspring
single cells which have the potential to be 'reprogrammed' to develop into any type of cell in the body.
a medical procedure where single cells are taken from a person or embryo and 'reprogrammed' to create stem cells which can be used in medical treatment.
CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TO SUICIDE
an act which goes against God's wishes
physical, mental or spiritual pain
CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TO EUTHANASIA
a gentle or easy death; helping someone to die
a place where terminally ill patients are cared for.
care given to a terminally ill patient to help them die in as much comfort as possible
USE OF ANIMALS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH
authority or rule
scientific experiments carried out to help cure disease
looking after something for someone else