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Truths exposed by Larkin row

The controversy about the Attorney General's remarks suggests three inconvenient truths.

First, no one has confounded John Larkin's logic that to 'terminate' a human life shortly before birth is no different from murder after birth.

Second, many local politicians don't seem to 'do' logic.

Third, are we heading for a position where strong moral convictions will become a disqualific- ation for public office?

DR E BIRNIE and DR R WARD

Belfast

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