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Abortion
The deliberate termination of a pregnancy
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Active euthanasia
the ending of a life by deliberate action e.g. fatal injection
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Capital punishment
form of punishment in which a prisoner is put to death for crimes commited
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Chasity
Sexual purity. Not having sex before marriage.
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Civil Partnership
Legal registration and recognition of same sex marriage.
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Civil Marriage
non-religious ceremony of a same sex couple.
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Cohabilation
a couple living together and having a sexual relationship without being married to one another.
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Contraception
the artificial and chemical methods used to prevent pregnancy
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Deterrence
to put people off committing crimes. 1/4 of the aims of punishment.
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Disabillity
when a person has a mental or physical condition that limits movment or activities.
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Discrimination
to act against someone on the basis of their sex, race, religion etc.
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Divorce
Legal ending of a marriage
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Equality
People should be given the same rights and opportunities regardless of sex, religion, race etc.
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Euthanasia
inducing a painless death, with compassion to ease suffering. From the Greek meaning 'Good Death'. Some believe it to be 'mercy killing' whereas others believe it to be taking life.
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Foetus
Fertilized ovum from 8 weeks
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Heterosexual
to be attracted to a person of the opposite sex.
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Homosexual
to be attracted to a person of the same sex.
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Hospice
special places where people go to die with dignity. They give palliative care.
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Just War
a war that Christian churches define as acceptable. It was created by Thomas Aquinas.
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Marital Breakdown
when a husband and wife no longer get on with each other, leading to the end of a marriage by divorce or separation.
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Marriage
A legal union between a man and a woman.
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Non-voluntary Euthanasia
When a patients life is ended because the patient is incapable of giving consent to the decision e.g. in a coma.
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Nuclear Proliferation
the increase in the number of of states that have the potential to use nuclear weapons.
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Nuclear War
a war in which the participants use nuclear weapons.
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Pacifism
the belief that it is unacceptable to take part in war and any other form of violence.
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Passive Euthanasia
allowing a terminally ill person to die by withdrawing or withholding medical treatment that would only prolong the suffering.
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Prejudice
unfairly judging someone before the facts are known.
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Pro-choice
slogan used for the view that women should have the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion.
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Pro-life
slogan used for the view that supports the right to the life of the foetus.
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Protection
to stop the criminal hurting anyone in society.
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Quaker
member of the society that does not have ministers or a written statement of beliefs.
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Quality of life
a measure of fulfillment.
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Race
a group of people with the same ethnic background.
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Reconciliation
when two people or groups of people who have disagreed make up.
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Reform
to change someones behavior for the better. 1/4 aims of punishment.
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Retribution
to 'get your own back' on the criminal. 'An eye for an eye'. 1/4 aims of punishment.
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Sanctity of life
life is scared because it is God-given.
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Terrosim
when groups use violence, or the threat of violence to achieve their aims.
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Voluntary Euthanasia
when a terminally ill person asks a doctor or friend to help them die peacefully and with dignity.
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Community Service
1/4 aims of punishment. The criminal has to perform tasks useful to society rather than going to prison.
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celibacy
Being unmarried and single
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Corporal Punishment
Physical Punishment e.g. canning
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the ending of a life by deliberate action e.g. fatal injection

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Active euthanasia

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form of punishment in which a prisoner is put to death for crimes commited

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Sexual purity. Not having sex before marriage.

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Legal registration and recognition of same sex marriage.

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