Abortion cannot normally be equated with healthcare as preganancy is not an illness
A Kerryman Letters submission, (October 3), refers to abortion as “reproductive healthcare”.
Abortion is, of course, not at all reproductive but, in fact, the destructive interruption of a reproductive process.
Nor can abortion normally be equated with healthcare, with the healing treatment of someone afflicted with illness or disease, since normal pregnancy is not an illness or disease. That’s to say nothing of the fact that the studiously ignored second patient in any pregnancy, far from being the object of healthcare, is lethally targeted in abortion.
This perverse, deliberately obfuscating use of language recalls standard communist propaganda, in which for example the brutally oppressive dictatorship in East Germany called itself ‘The German Democratic Republic’.
It is offensive to anyone who values style and truth.
James N. O’Sullivan