IN response to Theresa Quarmby’s letter (October 27) and to some extent Barry Fowler’s letter (November 16): Theresa, I don’t know where you got your information from, but according to the Office for National Statistics, with the exception of 1976 the UK’s birth rate has been greater than the death rate.
Also the population of Europe and the world is increasing. The current world population is 6.6bn, by 2050 this is estimated to be 9bn. So why don’t you think there is a population problem?
As to democracy, the people of Britain have spoken numerous times. If abortion and lack of women’s rights were an issue the Liberal Party would be in power.
When was the last time the Liberals were in power? Haven’t a parliamentary committee recently met to discuss abortions and declared that there only needs to be one doctor’s signature rather than two for an abortion to be carried out? There is something for you to complain about.
Also an embryo is not an unborn child; it has the potential to be an unborn child, therefore since the Abortion Act was introduced there have not been 6m babies killed, since many of these abortions will have been before the 12th week.
Like it or lump it, we are one race, the human race. Technological advances have meant that borders are no longer a barrier and races now mix where previously they would never even meet. If this really bothers you Mr Fowler then I’m afraid you’ll be going to your grave an unhappy man.
The only way the world will be at peace is when we are all dead.
Stephen K Makin