Sunday 23 September 2018

What is wrong with giving equal rights?

Sir - It is very welcome to see Eilis O'Hanlon's article (Sunday Independent, October 22) acknowledge the democratic shortcomings of the Oireachtas committee on abortion, but it does raise serious questions as to why the media, in general, turns a blind eye to this as long as it is in line with abortion groupthink.

We deserve better and I am glad the Sunday Independent is willing to lend some balance to the debate on abortion.

As Ms O'Hanlon points out, "practically nowhere was Boylan's (Dr Peter) claim (that the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar was due to the Eighth Amendment) subjected to scrutiny in the Irish media last week". Why was this not queried?

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