RE OCR GCSE Medical ethics

Dami F
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Flashcards on RE OCR GCSE Medical ethics, created by Dami F on 12/29/2014.

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abortion Deliberate termination of pregnancy by removal and destruction of the foetus.
clone An individual organism or cell produced asexually from one ancestor to which they are genetically identical
embryo a foetus before its 4 months old
euthanasia when someone is helped to die without pain before they would have died naturally.
fertility treatment medical treatment to help a woman become pregnant
genetic enegineering the deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material
medical ethics questions of morality that are raised by medical situations.
sacred/ sanctity Holy, having something of God or the divine.
sanctity of life the belief that all life is given by God and is therefore sacred
suicide deliberately ending one's own life
Abortion PRO LIFE Non religious movement believes that life should be preserved at all costs.
Abortion PRO CHOICE The movement believes that the choice of abortion is up to the mother.
Roman Catholic Church This believes that abortion is always wrong. They see it as murder as life is sacred and a gift from God.
Church of England They believe that abortion can be wrong but it depends on the circumstances.
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