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1

Dominion

To be in control of something.

2

Suicide

The deliberate ending of a persons own life.

3

Euthanasia

Mercy killing to allow a gentle easy death.

4

Abortion

The termination of a pregnancy.

5

Assisted suicide

Helping someone to end their own life.

6

Double effect

A Roman Catholic doctrine which says it is wrong to kill deliberately, but that sometimes death is a side effect of another acceptable practice such as pain relief.

7

Fertility treatment

Medical treatment to help couples who cannot conceive naturally.

8

Cloning

Copying the exact DNA of a living creature to create new living cells.