opposition in the recent London University debate, protest at the quotation of the phrase " It is they who advocate killing. not us!" without the context qualifying it, in your issue of Friday, December l& This statement was preceded by one to the effect that even when it was likely, or even certain, that both mother and child would die if no such action were taken, the Catholic teaching was that it was still wrong to kill the unborn child. Thus instead of one certain death there might be substituted two. Even though you may not, and in fact probably will not agree fully with my argument on this pointi I think it is obvious that by omitting this context you give the phrase quoted a meaning which I did not intend it to have in my speech.
1 think it should be pointed out, too, that a large proportion of the house present and voting on this occasion, consisted of non-members of the University of London Union, and the voting cannot be strictly considered as representative of the views of students in the University. In .fact at a similar debate held at my own college the voting was 26 for the motion, 70 against, with 8 abstentions, H. Stern. President.
Queen Mary College Debating Society, Queen Mary College (University of London), Mile End Road, El.