Abortion is act of destruction
2:49pm Tuesday 16th October 2012 in Letters
MR Paul Botto’s letter ‘Don’t accept euthanasia’ (9.10.12) condemns assisted dying, abortion and reprimands those who attack the Church for their past mistakes while they agree to abortion. In my previous letter, I referred to the mistakes made by the Church which condemned innocent men/women to horrifying deaths, but do not agree with abortion. There is a vast difference in assisted dying and abortion. Assisted dying is an act of mercy, abortion is an act of destruction. I have no right to dictate to others how to live their lives, but would ask them to think of the consequences of abortion. Not only will the potential child be terminated, but the potential children of the child, a line of descendancy, will be destroyed.
A child in the womb would, if it could, plead for its life, whereas an end-of-life person would like to die peacefully and not be made to suffer unnecessarily. It is his or her wish. Who are we to say otherwise? In my opinion, there may be very special circumstances where a termination is necessary.
Mr B S Elliott, Church Street, Rogerstone
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