• A number of commentators and letter writers have been offended by the suggestion that women cannot be always trusted on suicide as a grounds for abortion. To these, I would posit the following question: if your own life was on the line, would you be similarly confident?
Dr Damian O Maonaigh
An Clochan, Leifear PO, Tir Chonaill
• It is incredible that we seem to be delegating to politicians the power to decide on how conflicts between the respective rights of the mother and the unborn child are to be resolved.