OCR AS Religious Studies- Euthanasia issues

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Euthanasia issues...

sanctity of life (SOL):

  • god is the creator and only he has the right to take life away.
  • biblical texts used:
  • ''you shall not murder'', ''the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away''.
  • lifes end is a matter of Gods will.
  • Euthanasia violates Natural Moral Law- preserving lives of innocent.

challenges to SOL:

  • Liberal prodestants oppose euthanasia however it is justifiable if it is ''lesser of two evils ''.
  • principle of double effect
  • many religious belivers teaching about love and compassion i.e Situation Ethics conflicts with teaching of SOL.

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