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Flashcards in Religion and Life - DEFINITIONS: Matters of life and death Deck (12):
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Abortion

the removal of a 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

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Immortality of the soul

the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body

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Near-death experience

when someone about to die has an out of body experience

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Non-voluntary euthanasia

ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have 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 for it to be worth living

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Reincarnation

the belief that, after death, souls are reborn in a new body

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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