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Christians' Views On Abortion And Euthanasia

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Christians' Views on Abortion and Euthanasia

Not all Christians react in the same way to either abortion or
euthanasia. Christian denominations teach different things based on
differentiating views on the bible and natural law.

The Roman Catholic Church is against abortion and is constantly
speaking out against it, there are many ways in which pro life Roman
Catholics protest against abortion for example they could join a
pro-life group such as the society for the protection of unborn
children (SPUC) or LIFE these are the most known out of the groups
that campaign for a change in the laws to stop or decrease the number
of abortions carried out in the United Kingdom. By joining one of
these groups people from any Christian tradition along with
non-religious members can help provide counselling and advice to women
who are, or think they might be ...view middle of the document...


The Protestant Churches say that abortion is "generally undesirable;
under some circumstances it may be acceptable." It is not however
always clear what the circumstances may be, which may be why a
minority protestant group ("Christians for free choice") campaigns for
more emphasis on what they think is a woman's right to have an

On the issue of euthanasia most Christian traditions are against it,
the Roman Catholic Church has spoken out against euthanasia, saying
"…an act, or an omission which, of itself or by intention, causes
death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder greatly
contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to
living God, his creator." (The Catechism of the Catholic Church) the
Methodists, whilst referring to The Hospice Movement, which is an
alternative to euthanasia in Christianity, state, "The argument for
euthanasia will be answered if better methods for caring for the dying
are developed." Cicely Saunders, a christian doctor who founded the
hospice movement opposed euthanasia because she had seen so much
achievement by people at the ending of their lives, times, were
euthanasia practiced, that their families would have missed. Hospices
are special places where people with a terminal illness are cared for
and are allowed to die in comfort and dignity without employing

The synod on behalf of the Church of England published a report in
1993, which said, "that no change in the law was needed" they
acknowledged the difference between letting a person die by
withholding treatments such as anti-biotics and deliberately killing
by overdose thus expressing that a person has the right to refuse
treatment but does not have a right to die at a time of their

Exit is a pro-choice group who think that a change in the law is
needed to allow judiciary greater flexibility on the issue of

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