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State should not have to pay for loose morals

AFTER reading Catherine Shanahan’s excellent article (April 18) about the increase in the number of underage girls seeking the morning-after pill, I am left with an even lower opinion of womankind.

Have these girls any self-respect? Are they not now sufficiently educated to understand the risks of unprotected sex?

Have they ever wondered why their one-night encounter is never the one to accompany them to a doctor the next morning?

Will they not see that it is almost always the woman who is left with the aftermath, even in 2009?

Why are they so blind to the blatant inequalities of so-called free sex which can never be resolved by a pill?

There is absolutely no reason why any doctor should be placed in an ethical dilemma because of the irresponsible, self-deprecating actions of others.

Any girl or woman should be forced to name her fly-by-night encounter who should then be made to pay for the consequences of his irresponsible and abusive behaviour.

There is absolutely no reason why the State should have to bear the cost of loose morals.

Dr Florence Craven


Co Kildare


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