Aberdeen Life Ethics is a non-sectarian society which believes in the intrinsic value of all human life, from fertilisation until natural death. This means we are particularly opposed to violent acts such as abortion and euthanasia. Our position is based on strong scientific evidence, as well as sound philosophical reasoning.
Our goal is simple - we want to encourage students to participate in a movement that respects others and stands up for those who do not have a voice. In a culture that is increasingly hostile towards dissident thought, we aim to foster a sense of community on campus where like-minded individuals can come together, make friends, and speak freely about their views.
Our primary aim is to educate our members, fellow students, and the wider public on the two biggest issues in life ethics, namely abortion and euthanasia. We do this in the following ways:
Monthly Members-Only Meetings
In these meetings, we equip students with the necessary skills to defend the pro-life position, by hosting pro-life training and educational talks on the more complex areas of the debate. We also offer students the chance to lead their own presentations on a relevant topic of their choice.
We will be holding talks from external speakers who are experts in their field and a formal debate open to the public. We also host talks from members of our committee followed by question and answer sessions.
We regularly do on campus activism in order to change hearts and minds on the issues of abortion and euthanasia. We also offer support to pregnant and parenting students, as well as women struggling post-abortion and those close to them. This includes creating civil conversations with those who disagree with us, as well as handing out important literature.
Our social events, both online and in-person when possible, are a great chance to connect with pro-life individuals. These events range from movie nights sparking discussion about the pro-life message, quiz nights, and casual chats to catch up throughout the year.
We work to raise awareness for charities that support pregnant women and parents, post-abortive women (and those close to them), as well as charities that share our pro-life position.
There are many benefits to joining the Aberdeen Life Ethics Society. Below is a list of some of the perks our members receive:
Discounts on pro-life conferences such as, SPUC Annual Youth Conference and APS Leadership Training.
Access to private Facebook Group
Exclusive talks from experts
Pro-Life Apologetics Training
Opportunities to take part in Activism