Explain religious teachings that support the view that ending the life of another human being can never be justified. Refer to both abortion and euthanasia in your answer.
Note that candidates may, but need not, refer to other issues in addition to abortion and euthanasia – e.g. capital punishment; self-defence and just war. They may also refer to one religion or more in their answer.
Examples of arguments include:
- Sanctity of life: In the theistic religions, life is held in trust for God, belongs to God and should be treated like a gift, with care and gratitude.
- Moral commandments: (e.g.) ahimsa in Buddhism and Hinduism; do not murder from Decalogue
- Scriptural teaching: various passages may be referred to…