“I do not believe that any human being has the right to take the life of another innocent human being: no law can legitimise or justify such an act.”
Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú
Speaking in Seanad Éireann, Senator Ó Murchú said that the exercise of democracy should not sideline the possibility that one may have to disagree to arrive at a consensus.
“I always understood that to be the basis of democracy. I also understood that the lifeblood of democracy was our regard for human life and that it dictated all our activities as legislators and helped us to enact legislation that respected all the children of the Nation equally, even those who may seem less equal than others.
No distinction was ever made in the concept of the sacredness of human life. It behoves us all, in ensuring that we have a balanced debate, that we state quite clearly whether we are saying that one human life is less sacred than another.”