Browsing All Posts filed under »Human Life«

A Case for Repeal of the Abortion Act?

March 7, 2012

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A nation is governed –and partly defined — by the rules and regulations on its statute book. Laws are supposed to regulate so as to ensure fairness and justice, as well as to prohibit behaviours deemed contrary to the good of society. They have a purpose: development and protection of the common good within the […]

Sex-Selective Abortion: The Failed Autonomy of Modern Man

February 24, 2012

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From a guest blogger: The news that some private abortion clinics in Britain may be carrying out here the sex-selective abortions which are horrifyingly common in parts of Asia is no real surprise to us at Blog for All Seasons. In today’s society each person is seen as an autonomous individual who cannot make authoritative […]

Reframing the Economic Debate: Personal Responsibility and the American Homeless

February 17, 2012

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At present it is hard to feel anything other than gloom about economic news. Unemployment fugures are high and firms struggle to access much-needed finance. The current global orthodoxy for governments is that of ‘necessary cuts’. Deepening ‘doom and gloom’ the credit rating agency Moody’s has this week noted a negative outlook for the UK […]

Violations of Conscience in ‘The Land of the Free’

January 23, 2012

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From a guest blogger: Not for the first time has ‘the land of the free’ been a hopelessly wrongheaded epithet with which to label the United States of America. Many developed western nations find themselves embarrassed by histories of racial subjugation and segregation and they are rightly sorry about these records. But slavery is not […]

The Unacceptability of ‘Quality of Life’

January 18, 2012

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The writer’s attention has recently been drawn to an address made by Cardinal Galen, Bishop of Munster between 1933 and 1946, on the topic of euthanasia. He was a trenchant critic of many Nazi policies, not least those towards the disabled whom the regime classified as ‘unproductive members of society’. Those resident in care homes […]

A New Crusade for Marriage?

January 11, 2012

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The first working day of the New Year is known by divorce lawyers as ‘Divorce Day’ or ‘D Day’ due to the abnormally high number of people enquiring about a divorce. It is said that the prolonged amount of time that a married couple spend together over Christmas creates a great deal of strain, leading […]

Why Giving Death a Helping Hand is Never a Good Idea

January 9, 2012

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After the publishing of Lord Falconer’s Report on assisted suicide we here at Blog for All Seasons have collected together some of our older posts on the subject of life and death. While assisted suicide and euthanasia are often presented as distinct concepts we must always consider whether or not a human life qua life […]