The next few months will be decisive for the respect of human life and dignity

Turtle Bay and Beyond have a piece simply entitled: “Abortion and eugenics before the European Court of Human Rights“. The article begins thusly:

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) currently has before it an unprecedented number of cases relating to abortion. Because the principles established by the Court in its case are binding on the 47 member states, the next few months will be decisive for the respect of human life and dignity.

This is the time to pray as:

In the coming months, the European Court will have responsibility for defining, for the 47 member states, much of the legal framework of abortion and family issues such as eugenics and conscientious objection.

Despite the complexity of these legal cases, we can boil it all down to one single question; namely, should eugenic abortion constitute a ‘human right’.

This is important stuff folks…..

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2 Responses to “The next few months will be decisive for the respect of human life and dignity”

  1. Simian Says:

    Not sure why the ‘eugenics’ label, which has nothing to do with the issue. Eugenics is ‘The (pseudo-)science of improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics….’ That is not what elective abortion by individuals is about at all. I’m not making a comment on whether abortion is wrong. Just think it’s important not to misuse language, simply to be make it sound more sensational. We have enough problems with language misuse already!

  2. Miggy Says:

    Surely it depends on what the reason is for the elected abortion?

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