Abor­tion and women’s rights

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Roy Ladewig, Rev. Bill Kir­ton,

“Re­new­ing the call for women’s rights,” Nov. 25 ed­i­to­rial.

Does a “sober re­flec­tion” on late-term abor­tion take into con­sid­er­a­tion that 2 per­cent (the statis­tic ref­er­enced in your ed­i­to­rial) of the es­ti­mated 1 mil­lion abor­tions per year in this coun­try that take place af­ter the sec­ond trimester equals 20,000 in­di­vid­ual hu­man lives — more peo­ple than fill up the Pepsi Cen­ter for a Nuggets game? Those 20,000 in­di­vid­u­als are hav­ing de­ci­sions about their fu­tures made by oth­ers. And what about the other 980,000 in­di­vid­u­als whose lives are ended by abor­tion in the first and sec­ond trimester, a de­ci­sion made by oth­ers? In the rea­soned ap­proach that you call for, who speaks for them when they can’t speak for them­selves?

BBB Thank you for your re­cent “call for women’s rights.” It seems that au­thor­i­tar­i­an­ism is on the rise. Au­thor­i­tar­ian re­li­gion mixed with au­thor­i­tar­ian pol­i­tics is a poi­sonous con­coc­tion, and his­tor­i­cally women of­ten suf­fer the con­se­quences. It is un­for­tu­nate that we have not learned from his­tory.

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