Unit 1 Section 2 Matters of life & death key words

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abortion
the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive
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assisted suicide
providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide
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euthanasia
the painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease
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immortality of the soul
the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body
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near-death experience
when someone about to die has an out of body experience
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paranormal
unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes e.g. ghosts, mediums
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quality of life
the idea that life must have some benefit for it to be worth living
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reincarnation
the belief that, after death, souls are reborn into a new body
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resurrection
the belief that, after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised
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sanctity of life
the belief that life is holy and belongs to God
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voluntary euthanasia
ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death
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non-voluntary euthanasia
ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have good reason for thinking they would want you to do so
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providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide

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assisted suicide

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the painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease

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the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body

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when someone about to die has an out of body experience

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