Wednesday 18 January 2017

Look who's talking

Published 31/12/2012 | 05:00

• Allow me to have my un-emotive say on the deliberate termination of pregnancy.

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Let me start by looking at "equal right to life" (just four words) from the perspective of the conceived, the foetus or the embryo. In fact, let me be him or her and his or her voice, as I lay snug in the protection of a womb.

"Equal right to life" suggests that I have a "say" in my life's progress, but obviously I cannot speak for myself as I am not developed enough yet. No one can deny that I exist, be my existence one, 10 or 32 weeks' duration.

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