Different Christian denominations take different views on abortion and euthanasia.
What is an abortion?
Abortion is the live birth of a baby.
Abortion is the deliberate prevention of conception.
Abortion is the removal of the foetus before it can survive on its own.
Up to what stage of the pregnancy can abortion take place according to English law?
What does it mean when Christians say that life is sacred?
God made each life special so it belongs to God alone.
People have the freedom to do what they want with their life.
Human life has no more value than any other animal.
What is meant by a 'pro-life' approach to abortion?
The woman can make her own decisions about what happens to her body.
Only people who are able to support a child should have one.
It is an anti-abortion approach which means everything must be done to ensure life can continue.
What is meant by a 'pro-choice' approach to abortion?
People can have children whenever they want.
Everything must be done to ensure life can continue.
What does 'euthanasia' mean?
'Euthanasia' means 'deliberately killing someone'.
'Euthanasia' means 'making the dying suffer'.
'Euthanasia' means 'gentle and easy death'.
What does UK law say about euthanasia?
Euthanasia is illegal.
Euthanasia is suicide.
Euthanasia is legal.
What is active euthanasia?
Active euthanasia is when life-sustaining treatment is stopped to allow a person to die.
Active euthanasia is when the dying person requests it.
Active euthanasia is when something is deliberately done to accelerate the death of a dying person.
What is a hospice?
Hospice is another name for a hospital.
A hospice is where dying people go to be cared for until natural death.
A hospice is where people go to receive euthanasia.
Why might some Christians support the use of euthanasia?
Jesus's suffering on the cross was unbearable and no one should have to endure such suffering.
It could be seen as an act of compassion.
It is one of the Ten Commandments.