Building an Ethos of Equal Respect: The Pro Life Campaign’s submission to the Green Paper on Abortion

Building an Ethos of Equal Respect: The Pro Life Campaign’s submission to the Green Paper on Abortion

Building an Ethos of Equal Respect: The Pro Life Campaign’s submission to the Green Paper on Abortion

The Pro-Life Campaign’s Submission to the Interdepartmental Working Group on the Green Paper on Abortion is based on the view that all human beings possess an equal and inherent worth simply by virtue of their humanity, and not on condition of their possessing certain other qualifications of size, physical, emotional or mental capacity, autonomy or dependence, level of bodily, emotional or mental development, race, ethnic origin, wealth or poverty, age, sex or capacity for interpersonal relationship.
The Pro-Life Campaign proposes this view to the Working Group because it believes that this view alone adequately acknowledges and respects the equal dignity of all human beings, because this view of equal and inherent worth is the foundation of the Republic’s constitutional democracy, and because this view is the animating spirit behind the contemporary drive in Irish society to build an ethos of equal respect.
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