To the editor:
I have to respond to Anna Slemmer’s letter to the editor on June 20 ridiculing those who are pro-life. I am neither a “gray-haired old man” nor an “unmarried clergyman” (as you stereotyped those who oppose abortion), and yet I am pro-life. Why? Not because I want to keep women pregnant, in the kitchen and dependent, as you indicate in your letter. I am a woman, for heaven’s sake, one who is pretty darn independent at that. And it’s certainly not because I haven’t forgiven Eve for what happened in the garden, as your letter states. Where did that idea even come from?
But I’m pro-life because I believe in protecting babies, innocent little ones, who have no say on what happens to them in the womb. I believe that every unborn child should have a chance at life. It’s as simple as that. And if that is archaic, so be it. I will always advocate for those most helpless, especially the unborn.