Letter: Rich rewards for parents of twins

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Sir: As a twin, I might be expected to be shocked by the abortion of one twin. However, I am rather outraged by the voices raised in opposition. Why is it that whenever the words "ethics" and "rights" are mentioned in this context, it always means a reduction in our rights to act as we see fit? Maybe the woman involved will feel bad afterwards, but this will probably have more to do with the social pressure from groups such as the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, than with her abortion. She might have felt a lot worse if her own life, and that of her children, was ruined by her failure to cope with the twins.

I am all for a moral approach, as I am sure are most people, but this should mean the right of adults to make decisions for themselves, and take the consequences.

Dr DAVID HALL

Newcastle upon Tyne

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