Religion and Medical Ethics

Conception
When the sperm meets the egg, causing fetilisation
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Viable/Viability
When a foetus can survive outside the womb without medical support
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Abortion
Deliberate termination of a pregnancy by removal and destruction of the foetus
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Clone
An individual organism or cell produced asexually from one ancestor to which they are genetically identical
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Embryo
A foetus before it is 4 months old (still in the womb)
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Euthanasia
When someone is helped to die without pain before they would have died naturally
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Fertility treatment
Medical treatment to help a woman become pregnant
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AID
Artificial insemination by donor (not one of the couple trying to conceive)
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AIH
Artificial insemination by husband (the sperm comes from the husband)
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Genetic engineering
The deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material
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Medical Ethics
questions of morality that are raised by medical situations,
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Sacred/ Sanctity
Holy, having something of God or the divine
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Sanctity of life
The belief that all life is given by God and is therefore sacred.
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Suicide
Deliberately ending one's own life.
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Card 2

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When a foetus can survive outside the womb without medical support

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Viable/Viability

Card 3

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Deliberate termination of a pregnancy by removal and destruction of the foetus

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Card 4

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An individual organism or cell produced asexually from one ancestor to which they are genetically identical

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Card 5

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A foetus before it is 4 months old (still in the womb)

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