Was I the only reader to find offensive the caption to your ultrasound picture of an unborn child, which accompanied the news focus, 'Means to an end' (pages 14-15, 11 January)?

I was puzzled about the message which the picture and the caption - 'Womb with a view: scan of a foetus before an abortion' - were meant to convey. If the intention was humour, then surely it was in very poor taste.

Perhaps it would have been more informative, and encouraging, to indicate that without intervention through induced abortion, the foetus in the scan would have grown to become like the new-born baby pictured in a later article (page 29) in the same edition.

Brendan Coyle Sale Cheshire