The right to life is a fundamental human right

Dear Editor, David Quinn’s informative article (IC 25/09/2014) tells how the pro-abortion movement is pressing for a “new abortion referendum”. The purpose is to remove the constitutional protection of the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn child.

There is a natural hierarchy of human rights. The right to life remains by far the most fundamental for without it, all other rights are rendered redundant. This seems self-evident. “Human rights come from the hand of God” – President JF Kennedy.

Yours etc.,

JA Barnwell,


Dublin 9.