THE present farce over abortion highlights the inability of our political class to have a sensible, compassionate debate.
We are allowing them to hide behind pious platitudes and to be led by vociferous supporters, rather than leading with compassion and decency.
Think of the needless distress being heaped on already-grieving parents and families.
We need to turn the spotlight on the top hierarchy of narrow-minded, blinkered politicians, who obviously have their own personal agenda.
They have also used ambivalent language to try to intimidate those who offer advice to women considering abortion in England.
If our politicians cannot, or will not, lead, can they at least give us a referendum on the issue?