Joseph Fletcher Ethical Analysis

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Although the Bible emphasises the sacredness of human life, as being made in the image of God, Joseph Fletcher argues from a Liberal Christian perspective. He argues in his ethical theory that the greatest Agape or love of one’s neighbour is shown to result in certain situations.In the context of euthanasia he would argue that the greatest Christian compassion should be shown to the sufferers in the final stages of terminal illness as well as the greatest Agape for the family, who are also suffering. In this sense, situation ethics seems to support active, voluntary and involuntary euthanasia, as it shows the greatest Christian compassion in the circumstances.

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