The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Opinion

February 21, 2013

Your View: Taking exception

JOPLIN, Mo. — Before I write something about morality, sex and murder, I’ll refer the reader to Rita Crowell’s letter to the editor (Roe v. Wade) dated Jan. 20.

 There was nothing new or interesting in her write-up. It was simply a regurgitation of her numerous speeches rebuking those who disagree with her religious and political views.

She defines the Supreme Court justices’ ruling on Roe v. Wade as evil, loathsome and murderous. However, wisdom prevailed and justices made the most logical choice to legalize abortions.

Much to Ms. Crowell’s chagrin, President Barack Obama issued a statement that read in part: “which affirms the commitment to reproductive freedom and the principle that government should not intrude on our most private family matters, and women should be able to make their own choices about their body and health care.”

The writer makes a blanket statement that “there have been a staggering 50 million babies dead in the mother’s womb.” My first question, what in the heck is she talking about? Is she stating these deaths resulted from abortions in the past 40 years after the Roe v. Wade decision?

From the tone of Rita’s article, she wants to remove contraceptives/pills from shelves. Good grief! She further states many thousands of babies (children) have been destroyed by these deadly products. I do take exception for the following reasons: a) contraceptives and pills merely prevent pregnancies — they do not kill. Just think, had these millions of girls and women been on birth control, then hundreds of thousands of abortions could have been eliminated; b) the federal Food and Drug Administration has approved them as safe, and the American Medical Association has done the same.

 What I find ironical about the anti-abortionists is that they blame the woman for the abortion — not the male. Remember, it was the male who planted the seed in the womb — she never impregnated herself. Do I detect a double standard here? After all, it takes two to tango. In my opinion, both parties are equally responsible.

Jim Williams

Joplin

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