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Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013
Why abortion bill is a prime example of moral weakness
- Fr. Vincent Twomey*
| . . . This legal injunction offends against one very specific, universal moral
perception which, in the academic discipline of ethics, has been articulated
most clearly in the "principle of co-operation". . . one should not knowingly co-operate in what will
cause serious harm to another person that is foreseen and unavoidable.
Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018
The abortion law is about coercion and manipulation
- Dr. Noreen O'Carroll* |
I was very struck by the phrase “the abuse of conscience” used by Pope Francis in his apology for the abuse perpetrated on minors by members of the clergy and hierarchy; he apologised not only for sexual abuse and the abuse of power but also for the abuse of conscience (Letter to the People of God, August 20, 2018). The Catholic Church is not the only institution that has failed to protect people from the abuse of conscience. The Oireachtas has questions to answer in this regard too.