RS - Matters of Life

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Morality
A system of ethics about what is right and wrong
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Ethics
The theory relating to morality
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Absolute Morality
What is morally right and wrong applies to all circumstances, at all times.
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Relative Morality
What is morally right or wrong in any situation depends upon its particular circumstances.
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Sanctity of Life
Life is sacred because it's God-given.
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Value of Life
The value of a person over and above the physical value.
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Quality of Life
A measure of fulfillment.
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Fertility Treatment
Medical procedure to to assist an infertile couple to have a child.
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In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
A scientific method of making a woman pregnant, which does not involve sex. Conception occurs via sperm and egg being placed in a test tube.
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Test-tube Baby
Term used for a baby created outside the woman's body.
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Artificial Insemination
Sperm medically inserted into the ****** to assist pregnancy.
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Surrogacy
Woman's egg fertilised artificially by another woman's partner.
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Artificial Insemination by Husband (AIH)
When a woman is made pregnant by the sperm of her husband, but not through having sexual relations with him.
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Artificial Insemination by Donor (AID)
When a woman is made pregnant by the sperm of a man other than her partner but not through having sexual relations with him.
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Sexual Intercourse
Sexual activity involving more than one person, for reasons of procreation or pleasure.
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Transplant Surgery
When someone else's organs are put into a patient.
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Blood Transfusion
When a patient is given extra blood as part of an operation.
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Human Genetic Engineering
The modification of gene make-up to change the features of a human.
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Embryology
The study of human embryos.
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Embryo
Fertilised ovum at about 12-14 days when implanted into the wall of the womb.
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Designer Babies
Babies with gender and characteristics chosen by their parents, which is currently illegal.
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Stem Cell
A cell, most often taken from a 4-5 day old embryo, whose roll in the body is yet to be determined.
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Saviour Siblings
A sibling, genetically compatible with a sick child is implanted and born to use stem cells to treat the sick child.
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Cloning
The scientific method by which animals or plants can be created which have exactly the same genetic make-up as the original, because the DNA of the original is used.
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Human-animal Hybrid Embryo
An embryo made from human DNA and animal eggs for the purposes of experimentation.
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Human Experimentation
Testing products, usually medicines, on paid human volunteers.
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Conception
The moment the sperm fertilises the egg.
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Quickening
The first detectable movements of the foetus.
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Ensoulment
The belief that at one moment the foetus receives a soul.
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Viable
The point at which a foetus could survive if it were to be born.
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The theory relating to morality

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Ethics

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What is morally right and wrong applies to all circumstances, at all times.

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What is morally right or wrong in any situation depends upon its particular circumstances.

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Life is sacred because it's God-given.

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