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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

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