Readers' blog: President’s solidarity absent from the unborn

President Michael D. Higgins called for a “renewed sense of social solidarity” with society’s “most vulnerable” in his Christmas address — just days after signing into law abortion legislation that targets by far and away the most vulnerable members of our society: Our already-alive-and-kicking but as yet unborn fellow citizens.

He surely can’t have been thinking of these new social outcasts when he crafted his Christmas address.

Without the slightest hint of irony, he recalled Christ’s “humble birth” as a “timely reminder to support those for whom there is no room at the inn”.

Never was there less “room at the inn” for Ireland’s unborn brothers and sisters as there is today, confirmed by the stroke of President Higgins’ pen.

Nick Folley

Co Cork

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