Vail Daily letter: Consequences
Vail, CO, Colorado
It seems as though Roe vs. Wade has once again become an important issue. Although I don’t have a great deal of expertise on the subject, I do have some thoughts that I’d like to share.
On one side of the controversy we have those who sincerely believe that abortion is a moral sin or a crime or some combination of the two. On the other side are those who are most concerned about women’s rights and the right of personal privacy.
Both sides have very strong opinions, so perhaps we should look for some impartial rationale in order to make a decision. How about — what’s ultimately best for our country?
I think we can all agree that abortion is an unattractive procedure and so our primary effort should be to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies. Nonetheless, some number of these will certainly occur and so the controversy will remain, albeit to a lesser extent.
Please forgive me now if I generalize to some extent. The girl or woman who seeks an abortion does not welcome the responsibilities of motherhood for personal, social or economic reasons. As a result, there is little chance that her child will receive the love and attention that are so important.
It then follows that the child will most likely not grow up to become a well-educated and adjusted adult. In fact, a great amount of data tells us that he or she will probably wind up in trouble and quite possibly in jail. Not inevitably, but likely!
I now hope that you will agree that we already have quite enough folks in that category. So I think that it would be in the best interests of our country for a woman to have the right to choose and that Roe v. Wade should stand!
David Le Vine