Letter: Thoughts about abortion, what to do, how to help
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To the editor:
I’m sure I’m probably going to get hate mail, or angry responses to what I’m about to say about abortion.
First, of all, I don’t believe that it should be used as a form of birth control, OK? Secondly, a woman cannot impregnate herself! It’s a two-way street. Thirdly, I’m NOT a feminazi. But it’s a proven fact that a large percentage of men take off; when they find out their girlfriend is pregnant or find a way to get out of child support. Leaving the woman and unborn or born, fend for themselves. Fourthly, there are also people who blow up clinics which can kill or maim those that are inside. Isn’t that murder as well? And if you’re so against it, why don’t you take care of all the unwanted – those born addicted to drugs, alcohol, etc.?
Put your money where your mouth is. Help financially or by adopting these poor unfortunate infants and children who get put in orphanages, foster homes, or left to die in a garbage can or dumpster. What about them? How would you feel if your young daughter got pregnant from rape, or promised the lie that if they do get pregnant, they (males) will marry and take care of them? I’ve heard that falsehood many times in my life and so have other females I’ve known as well.
Don’t get me wrong there are many men who do take responsibility for their actions. But still, they tend to be the minority, which is very unfortunate for everyone. Look at the proven statistics, that women and children are the poorest people on this earth. So, those who are against this procedure should think about the facts, before protesting, anger and un-Christian actions. That’s all I’m asking for anyone who is anti-abortion. Think: How would it feel if it were you?
Erin M. Weatherwax