Monday 5 December 2016

Abortion is still a key election issue

Published 16/02/2011 | 05:00

Well done to David Quinn for raising abortion as an important election issue in his recent article. Labour Party policy, unlike other main parties, includes abortion on grounds of health risk.

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Unplanned pregnancy is very distressing for many women, and they should be supported as much as possible. However, the right to life is too basic to be taken away even as a solution to a difficult situation.

If the right to life and other rights are in conflict, the more basic one needs to be protected.

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