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General Buddhist attitude/beliefs on abortion
Because a new consciousness comes into being at conception, abortion is seen as the destruction of a living being and so breaches the 1st moral precept. The Buddha stated that ay monk who helped in an abortion - no longer be a member of the monastery
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Why do some Buddhists accept abortion?
Some Buddhists accept abortion if the child would be born with serious disability. This shows application of wisdom and compassion (karuna) as the child might undergo terrible suffering.
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Why do Roman Catholics disagree with abortion?
Sanctity of life. Life begins at conception, the foetus has a soul from the beginning (Before I formed you in the womb I knew you and chose you - Jeremiah)
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Why do some Protestants (C.O.E) agree with abortion?
Abortion may be the most loving act (****, extreme poverty etc). Love your neighbour
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What is the general Buddhist view on euthanasia
Euthanasia breaches the principle of non-violence (ahimsa). It therefore builds up negative kamma. The Vinaya Pitaka states: ‘A monk who intentionally deprives a human being of his life, or provides the means for suicide, or praises death, or incites
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Why do many Buddhists agree with euthanasia
Many Buddhists distinguish between active killing and withdrawing treatment that is simply prolonging the dying process. Withdrawing treatment and allowing the person to die might show compassion (karuna) The Dalai Lama said that it is permissible in
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Why do some Christians (Protestants) agree with euthansia?
The Bible tells Christians to clothe themselves with kindness and compassion, and ending a life of intolerable suffering may be the most compassionate thing to do. Scripture states that death is better than a miserable life
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Why do Roman Catholics disagree with euthanasia
All humans are created in God's image and so all life is sacred, thou shall not kill
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Explain why most Buddhists disagree with animal experimentation
Most Buddhists oppose this because the 1st precept and the principle of non-violence apply to animals as well as humans. Testing on animals inevitably entails pain and discomfort and ultimately death. The Dalai Lama stated: ‘the life of all beings –
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Explain why some Buddhists agree with animal experimentation
Some might accept it if there were no alternative and the benefits would be huge. This might be justified as the application of skilful means. The animals should, however, be treated with compassion and preferably not be killed.
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Explain why most Christians disagree with animal experimentation
The book of Proverbs teaches that a good man is kind to his animals. Some Christians believe that to inflict any suffering or discomfort on animals that is not in the animals’ interests is not an act of kindness. It is exploiting animals’ defenceless
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Explain why most Christians agree with animal experimentation
The Catechism of the Catholic Church accepts this ‘within reasonable limits’ and providing there is no cruelty. Humans alone are created in the image of God and possess sanctity of life.
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Some Buddhists accept abortion if the child would be born with serious disability. This shows application of wisdom and compassion (karuna) as the child might undergo terrible suffering.

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Sanctity of life. Life begins at conception, the foetus has a soul from the beginning (Before I formed you in the womb I knew you and chose you - Jeremiah)

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Abortion may be the most loving act (****, extreme poverty etc). Love your neighbour

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Euthanasia breaches the principle of non-violence (ahimsa). It therefore builds up negative kamma. The Vinaya Pitaka states: ‘A monk who intentionally deprives a human being of his life, or provides the means for suicide, or praises death, or incites

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