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abortion

the removal of the 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

4

immortality of the soul*

the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body
(Christianity)

5

near-death experience*

when someone about to die has an out of body experience
(Christianity)

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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

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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 benefits in order for it to be worth living

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reincarnation*

the idea that, after death, souls are reborn in a new body
(Christianity)

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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

13

akhirah*

Muslim beliefs about life after death
(Islam)

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al'Jannah*

heaven or paradise- literally the garden
(Islam)

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Barzakh*

the time of waiting between death and the last day
(Islam)