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1

What is meant by cloning ?

Making an extract copy of a living creature

2

What does euthanasia mean ?

Easy death- helping someone to die

3

State one way animals are used for medical research ?

Test life saving drugs on them

4

What is meant by the term abortion ?

The deliberate removal of the foetus from the uterus

5

Give the word which means 'making an exact copy of a living creature'

Cloning

6

What is meant by the term suicide ?

When you take your own life

7

What word means 'easy death'?

Suicide

8

What is the purpose of fertility treatment ?

To create a child for people who cannot have them naturally

9

What is meant by the 'sanctity of life'?

The belief that there is something special or holy about life

10

What is meant by ectopic pregnancy ?

When the foetus starts to grow in a Fallopian tube rather than the womb

11

What is meant by the term miscarriage ?

When a baby is aborted through natural causes

12

What is meant by 'AID'?

Artificial insemination by donor

13

What is meant by 'AIH'?

Artificial insemination by husband

14

What is meant by 'IVF' ?

In vitro fertilisation - when a sperm and egg are put together in a tube until an embryo is formed and put into the women's uterus

15

What is 'therapeutic cloning'?

A medical procedure where single cells are taken from a person or embryo and reprogrammed to create stem cells which can be used in medical treatment

16

What are stem cells ?

Single cells which have potential to be reprogrammed to develop into any type of cell in the body

17

What is reproductive cloning ?

Cloning which creates an offspring

18

What is assisted suicide ?

When a person is given help to end their own life

19

What is voluntary euthanasia ?

When a person chooses to have someone end their life

20

What is involuntary euthanasia ?

When the decision to end someone's life is made for them

21

What is meant by the 'doctrine of the double effect'?

If you do something good that has a bad side effect then it is the right thing to do as long as the bad side effect was not intended