Dear Editor, I have, over the years, seen no logical argument for the right to kill anyone, never mind the most vulnerable of all, the baby in the womb.
Ireland has an enviable record on maternal care where both mother and baby are cared for and every medical assistance is given to the mother, even if this results in harm to the baby. What is not acceptable here is the deliberate killing of the baby, and how anyone can claim that it is compassionate to do so, defies logic.
When voting on different referendums we were assured that abortion could not be imposed on us. Now we have claims that we have to conform to abortion legislation in other European states. Of course, we also had the promise from Taoiseach Enda Kenny that Fine Gael would not legislate for abortion. Many promises made by Labour and Fine Gael have already been broken, but this one, the most important of all, a matter of life and death, will cause more grief and heartache than can be imagined now.
Please, let us adhere to proper care for all life and not return to having the death penalty for innocent babies in the womb. Future generations, if allowed to be born, surely deserve better.