To the editor:
The president wants girls to have the same rights, freedoms and opportunities as our nation’s boys. So far, so good. Abortion, apparently, gives them equal footing with “our sons.” I question this, because my son, if he helps conceive a child, is held accountable for 18 years of working to support his offspring.
He has no “right” to order it killed in order to evade this onerous responsibility. He has no freedom to walk away from what is immediately, in law, a new human being. The law figures his moment of “choice” was (drum roll please) the moment he chose to have sexual intercourse. Our country does not readily concede him the opportunity to dump his obligation on taxpayers. Somehow, my male child’s “choice” is not a “private” matter, but a very public one.
Would President Obama like to see the laws change one more time to give our sons the “privilege” to murder, or abandon, their children so they can go “fulfill their dreams” more easily?