Thi s ess a y focuse s o n th e a r gumen t w hic h state s tha t on ly a religiou s an d , therefore, no n rationa l neithe r pu b lic l y rel ev an t reason , ca n r e gar d unbo r n foetu s end ow e d wit h dignity fro m conception . T r yin g t o clarif y w ha t reasonin g o n ethical ly contr o v ersia l issue s i n a plura l societ y means , i t p a y s clos e attentio n t o Habe r ma s an d Spaemann ’ s thinkin g about huma n lif e an d dignit y . Th e f irs t on e propose s i n Th e Futu r e o f Huma n Natu r e considering unbo r n lif e no n a v aila b le , thoug h sometime s viola b l e an d call s beli e v er s an d no n beli e v ers t o collaborat e b y translatin g thei r a r gument s int o pu b li c reason s an d b y openin g thei r minds t o th e religiou s w orl d respect i v e l y . Th e secon d on e ponder s tha t on ly a religiou s consi- deratio n o f huma n lif e guarantee s th e respec t fo r it s dignit y , w hos e fundamental s li e on th e distinctio n bet w ee n w ha t w e ar e an d w h o w e are . Th e a r ticl e uphold s tha t a religious reaso n doe s no t on ly produc e beliefs , bu t als o kn o wled g e an d tha t ou r democra c y need s a fre e an d seriou s dial o gu e amon g beli e v er s an d no n beli e v ers
Keywords dialogue  abortion  religion  aborto  reason  dignity  religión  razón  diálogo  dignidad
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