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Abortion a crime against humanity

Published 17/09/2015

I am writing further to Grainne Teggart (DebateNI, September 14). During the Second World War, many pregnant women in concentration camps had their babies forcibly aborted. One 'method' was a Nazi officer's jackboot, stamped upon the mother's abdomen.

At the Nuremberg Trials, the fiends who did this were rightly convicted of crimes against humanity. Some 20 years later, the 1967 Abortion Act was passed. Virtually overnight, the deliberate killing of unborn human life became a "choice", a "service" and a "woman's right".

If abortion is not a crime against humanity, surely those convicted at Nuremberg ought to be officially pardoned and their surviving relatives awarded millions in compensation? Abortion is either a human wrong, or a human right; it can't be both.

PATRICK MCKAY

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