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David Morrison (Letters, 7 May) cares only about the views of those who are directly affected by gay marriage and abortion.

Surely it must be obvious after mountains of letters on abortion and all the information available that abortion affects not only a mother but, most definitely, directly affects a baby who is clearly unable to make his or her views known on the subject.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a baby about to be aborted could say that they don’t want to sign their own death warrant.

Irene Munro

Conon Bridge

I struggle to understand Dave Morrision’s logic: surely if “big decisions affect broader society”, we shouldn’t “only to care about the views of those who would be directly affected”.

Mr Morrison exposes the fault line in contemporary ethics 
between (roughly speaking)
secular rights-based individualistic permissiveness, and a Christian philosophy that restrains individual freedoms to protect the well-being of wider society, as well as individuals.

Richard Lucas

Edinburgh

At last a voice of reason. I wholeheartedly agree with Dave Morrison and, in the words of the late Steve Jobs, “Your time is limited. Don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

George Cooper

Westgate

Leslie

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