About two weeks ago, in
your column, you gave advice to a young mother to abort her baby, you
talked about it like a trip to the supermarket.
Will the boyfriend go
shopping with her or will he stay home????????
We are talking about
the life of a child, whose eyes will never see the light of day that god
has given to this child. Arenít you blessed that your mom and dad did
not feel that way about you.
Today we live in a
culture of immorality. God is put on the back burner. As Mother Teresa
of Calcutta said, ďIt is a very great poverty to decide that a child
must die that you might live as you wish.Ē
- Mary and Joseph De
Mary and Joseph,
I respect your opinion about this important and difficult issue. But the
woman who wrote didnít ask my opinion about whether or not to terminate
her pregnancy. She had already made that decision. She asked me a
question about her boyfriendís reluctance to be with her on that day and
how she might handle the situation. And the letter wasnít about me and
my parents, either.
In a perfect world, we wouldnít have any need for abortion or adoption.
In a perfect world, every child would be planned, wanted and loved. Oh,
and fed and not abused and educated, etc. But we donít live in a perfect
world. And in the world we live in, in this country, women have the
legal right to decide how to handle an unwanted pregnancy Ė regardless
of how it came about ó through faulty birth control, rape or incest. And
I donít think itís my business to decide how to handle that for anyone
That said, this is one of those issues that isnít going to go away, and
Iím pretty sure Iím not going to change your minds about how you feel.
Please know, though, that I do respect your beliefs, even if they are
different from mine.
Sherry Hughes welcomes
letters from readers, even if they are written in all capital letters.
She can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.