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Friday 25 April 2014

Out of bounds

• Regarding the Savita tragedy, is there anyone in Fianna Fail man enough to call President Higgins a "thundering disgrace"?

Surely when the President says he is speaking for the Irish people, he is out of line.

There is an investigation into the lady's sad death and that of her baby. There are facts not yet established, and for Michael D to get in on the hysteria is disgraceful.

Calm down, everyone.

Robert Sullivan
Bantry, Co Cork

• Every one of our lives is a profound mystery. The fact that we exist and can contemplate our existence should be a source of deep wonder to us all. The gift of life is immeasurable.

If we think deeply about the essence of any human life, even one that may seem to some to be the most insignificant, we should all be struck with awe, for we are not dealing with merely a simple material reality.

The smallest human embryo is my brother and my sister, my father and my mother. He is my patient and my doctor. He is my servant and my king. He is humanity.

If we truly want to value women's lives then we must value every human life, every single human being, as something, as someone, sacred.

Charles Byrne
Droichead Atha

• Young women are sick of Catholic doctrine forming the laws of the land.

As it stands, Ireland is no country for young women.

Savita Halappanavar was neither Catholic nor Irish.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, should do the decent thing and concede to Praveen Halappanavar's request for a full public inquiry into his wife's death.

Irish women are not looking for abortion on demand, just respect for women.

Ann Brennan
Mooncoin, Co Kilkenny

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