Saturday 19 August 2017

Missing the point

• David Quinn, writing about bishops and democracy, (Irish Independent, January 11) is clearly missing the point.

Citing Sean Brady on just about anything is an insult to many on the issue of child abuse, while any criticism of the supposed celibate men with funny hats is seen by David as anti-clerical and is equally insulting to their critics; that a celibate does not know anything about women is also beside the point.

The abortion figure of 200,000 cited for England by Mr Quinn is where the woman makes an informed choice, and not where her very life is at stake. The figures here are negligible in those instances.

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