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Every unborn child has human rights

What a bleak view of pregnancy David Fullerton presents (Write Back, April 20): the unborn child is a "parasite depending for its survival to the disadvantage of another".

Millions of mothers would disagree with this, realising that women are the ones biologically entrusted with the continuation of the human race and rejoicing in the privilege.

Despite morning sickness, pregnancy is for so many not a disadvantage, but a great joy and many actually feel healthier during pregnancy than at other times.

Abortion is not the answer to an unwanted pregnancy, as there are many forms of contraception available and these are much safer than abortion, anyway.

And on what grounds are the mother's feelings more important than the life of the unborn child? Who says?

As for keeping religion out of lawmaking, perhaps Mr Fullerton should remember that it is because of Christianity that he is allowed to give his views without fear of prosecution - or worse - as Britain's laws, up until recently, have been based on Christian values of free speech and conscience.

And it is Christianity which gave human beings dignity from before birth to death by showing that we are valued by God - not bits of protoplasm, which can be destroyed at will, as happened before that.

STELLA WILSON

Tandragee, Co Armagh

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