Thursday 22 February 2018

Stick to facts on unborn children

GABRIELLE Malone (Letters, June 22) claims that women have the universal right "to have the baby or terminate the pregnancy".

In doing so however, she ignores the fact that she is also claiming that human beings derive their right to life (and the right to be called "a baby") only when they are deemed "wanted" by society. It is deeply disappointing that someone who deals with women in vulnerable positions on a daily basis should hold such a questionable opinion on the value of human life.

My frustration was compounded by her insistence that Irish women must be given the right to abortion and hence "control over their bodies". Ms Malone seems to be under the misapprehension that intelligent, modern women cannot understand the most recent scientific evidence that proves beyond any doubt that the unborn child is a separate human being with organs, brainwaves and individual fingerprints.

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