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Britain’s lost its soul

Though he polarises opinion and at times says things that are regrettable, I commend President Donald Trump for his principled stand in defending life when at the State of the Union address he asked Congress to support a ban on late-term abortions.

This was in response to the horrific abortion law recently passed in New York where they will now allow abortions up to 40 weeks and the (thankfully) failed attempt in Virginia to allow the same, even if the woman is dilating.

Tragically the New York bill was lauded by Ann Furedi CEO of BPAS saying that “it was a breakthrough for choice” and “pretty much” what BPAS and other pro choice organisations have been campaigning for in the UK – in short they want the same law here as well.

Where are we going as a society that could actually countenance such barbarism?

That someone could actually support the legal killing of a baby moments before birth is truly unconscionable.

We have never been so divided as a nation as we are now over Brexit,with confusion in Parliament,in Society, with fear and violence stalking our streets,with scant regard for the weakest and most vulnerable in our Society as exemplified in our killing of the unborn at nearly 200,000 a year.

We have for decades turned our backs on the Lordship of Jesus Christ,and we are now beginning “to reap what we have sewn”.

To quote Mother Teresa:”A nation that kills its own children in the womb has lost its soul”

Britain has lost its soul.

Steve Jack, Parsonage Court, Highworth

Early release woes

Almost every day we see persistent criminals who are on early release from prison sentences go on to commit exactly the same crimes again.

What have we got to do to convince the judicial system their approach is all wrong?

A paedophile on early release commits exactly the same crime and ruins another life.

A crack addict on early release breaks into a home within a week (both stories in today’s Adver, Tuesday, February 12).

It seems you can commit crime after crime and receive sentence after sentence and still be released early to pose a threat to society.

When a criminal is arrested they should be under no illusion that they will serve every minute of their sentence. When they offend again their sentence should be increased.

It will save the endless yo-yoing through the police system and court system only for them to be brought back again in a short time.

Think of the millions of pounds saved and the resources that could be directed elsewhere.

Why can’t the justice system see there are some people that just won’t change?

Trouble is their ‘human rights’ are far more important than protecting the public aren’t they?

Roger Lack, North Swindon

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