Her whole life was ahead of her

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After reading Matthew Brown's letter (‘Mourning victims of violence’, The Guardian, Dec. 20, 2012), I spent most of my day thinking about my response.

Amandah Turner was right on with what she said (‘A poor comparison’, The Guardian, Dec. 21, 2012). I, too, cannot believe that this was written.

As a victim of a rape and someone who had an abortion, I am getting very tired of what I believe are half-truths given out by the so-called pro-life people.

As I read Mr. Brown's letter, he said that there was no justification for an abortion. Well, I immediately thought of the woman in Ireland who was denied an abortion. She died because of this. What about her promise? She had her whole life ahead of her. What about her husband, mother and father? What about the children she could have had if she had lived? Would Mr. Brown have denied her an abortion?

Carol Capper,


Geographic location: Ireland

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