Thursday 19 October 2017

Abortion debate is intellectually bankrupt

'Real moral leaders of the church': priests and religious of Ireland
'Real moral leaders of the church': priests and religious of Ireland

* What struck me in the recent debates about abortion is the sometimes intellectual bankruptcy of the attendant moral discourse.

* What struck me in the recent debates about abortion is the sometimes intellectual bankruptcy of the attendant moral discourse.

Discussions have been seething with contradictory "certainties". Most of what I read from the different sides of the argument was aggressive, accusative and insensitive to the notion of respect for persons that lies at the heart of what is at stake. It brought into sharp relief the age-old question, "What would Christ have said?"

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