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Section 2 - Matters of life and death


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