A child’s life is sacred – until they’re born

By Letters
Protests in Houston against the Texas abortion ban.
Protests in Houston against the Texas abortion ban. Photograph: NurPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock

If Texans can now claim a $10,000 bounty for preventing a woman from seeking an abortion, would it not also be fair for bounty hunters to be required to contribute to the costs of raising the resulting baby (Editorial, 2 September)? I’m sure $10,000 a year would help to give a child a better start in life. Or are they only “pro-life” before a child is born?
Chris Webster
Gümligen, Switzerland

• If Prof Tim Whitmarsh could persuade Taylor Swift to sing his ancient poem in the original Greek (‘I don’t care’: text shows modern poetry began much earlier than believed, 8 September), school classics teachers might have larger classes.
Keith Burchell

• The 30 best gangster films (9 September) without The Sting is certainly a crime.
Steen Petersen
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

• I wonder just how much of the extra funding proposed for the NHS will be going to outsourced private companies and their fat cat directors (Rishi Sunak agrees to add extra £1bn to NHS budget increase, 6 September)?
Robert Graeme
Llanfairfechan, Clwyd

• A rose by any other name smells just as sweet / To say a levy’s not a tax is just deceit.
Dr Colin J Smith
West Kirby, Wirral

• The best advice I’ve heard on going mushrooming is “always save one to take to the hospital” (In search of a marvellous meat-free treat? I have found the perfect fungus, 9 September).
Michael Heaney
Kidlington, Oxfordshire

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