Some lessons of the past
Sir - When, as a teenager, I was told by my handlers that there was nothing new under the sun, I believed them. I still do today, because it makes sense, and because it is a phrase taken from the Christian Bible.
What this quote tells me nowadays is that abortion, like everything else we humans get up to, has been around since the year dot, and will continue to be practised until the end of time, regardless of what the law has to say.
Where to go from here on the abortion issue requires that the pro-life lobby, as Catholics, quits entertaining the idea that it has a long-standing, special place and monopoly of virtue when it comes to the preservation of human life, both inside and outside of the womb. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Let me explain.