Letters to the Editor

Abortion: a man’s response

Language can be used to clarify an issue or to obscure it. The letter “Hands off my body,” (Aug. 22) does the latter.

We who are against abortion do totally respect a woman’s right to deal with her health and her body as she chooses. However, when she chooses to have sex without some form of birth control, the natural outcome may be the creation of another person’s body, connected to hers but a totally separate individual.

At that point, she must take responsibility for her prior choice and choose now to nurture that new human being to the point of viability outside the womb. Abortion is the destruction of someone else’s body and health, not her own.

David Tolladay, Clovis

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