Religion and Medical Ethics - Key Words

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Abortion
The termination of an unwanted pregnancy by killing 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
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Euthansia
When someone is helped to die without pain before they would have naturally died
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Fertility Treatment
Medical treatment to help an un-fertile woman become pregnant
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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
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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Lesser of two evils
The less unpleasant of two choices, neither of which are good. E.g. An abortion would be the lesser of two evils of the woman had gotten pregnant through ****
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Artifical Insemination by Husband (AIH)
The husband or partner's sperm is put inside the woman using medical help
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Artifical Insemination by Donor (AID)
Sperm from an unknown donor is put inside the woman using medical help
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An individual organism or cell produced asexually from one ancestor to which they are genetically identical

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Clone

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A foetus before it is 4 months old

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When someone is helped to die without pain before they would have naturally died

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Medical treatment to help an un-fertile woman become pregnant

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