If you would like to submit a contribution to our Readers Blog section then follow this link. Be sure to include your full name, address and contact number otherwise your submission will not be considered for publication. We will contact you prior to publication.

Interests of unwanted child not considered

As the result of an unplanned and unwanted pregnancy in 1968, as evidenced by my being given up for adoption, I feel that there is a distinct lack of consideration for the best interests of the unplanned and unwanted child in the womb in the current debate.

Economic factors cited as causal in abortion can never justify the targeting ending of human life. Giving the child up for adoption after delivery — giving people like me a chance at life — is much more liberal and humane a solution for those who cannot afford another mouth to feed.

This also holds true in the case of disability. Every life has its difficulties, every life has its value and none can be replaced.

I do not know if I was conceived as a result of rape. If I was should my life have been forfeit as the blood price for the crime of another? There is no evidence that abortion is a treatment for suicidal ideation. This thin end of the wedge is being driven by a doctrinaire pro-abortion lobby. Once again we seek the ‘easy’ way out.

Dáithí Mac Cárthaigh BL

An Leabharlann Dlí

Baile Átha Cliath 7


The Regal Cinema in Youghal, Co Cork, first opened its doors in 1936. Director John Huston used it as a base to review footage while filming Moby Dick in the town.We Show Films: ‘I once found a full rotisserie chicken in the cinema’

The biennial festival in Cork produced another unique feast of fine music and good vibes.Sounds from a Safe Harbour brings fine music and good vibes to Cork

Here are five things to check out in the week ahead.5 things for the week ahead

You have crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a ship to Ireland. You are tired and hungry and desperate to deliver your expensive cargo to port.Islands of Ireland: Horse, trading, and Drishane

More From The Irish Examiner