Sir, – Mary Holland (Opinion, February 7th) accuses the Irish Government of having a hypocritical approach to the issue of abortion. On the contrary, by introducing this referendum, Ireland is a virtual pioneer in the global discussion in this area.
By voting Yes we will acknowledge that we owe women a better alternative in their most vulnerable time. We acknowledge the very real difference between an abortion, which sets out to take the life of the baby, and the unintentional death of a baby as a side-effect of medical treatment.
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