Medical Ethics. By Toby Hill-Summers Floyd Thompson & Matthew Niblett. Part 1: Conception. All religions believe that life is sacred and special and all life is created by God
By Toby Hill-Summers
& Matthew Niblett
- All life is respected and should be respected because it isgiven by God.
- Jesus helped others.
- Love one another (Jesus to his disciples)
There is a big difference between the views of the Protestant Church and the Catholic Church with regards to everything. Roman Catholics believe using embryos is wrong and against natural law because a foetus should be given the same respect as a person. Other Christians have similar views because they belive all life is sacred and should not be harmed/destroyed, although many still see the potential benefit in the future to many people. Cloning is seen as playing God and therefore wrong.
Organ donation and blood transfusions are seen as a free act of kindness/good will and Pope Benedict XVI has agreed to be a donor after his death. Most Christians agree with this, although Jehovah's Witnesses have pioneered bloodless surgery because they believe the life is in the blood.