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Prevent unwanted pregnancies

Sister Julie Wokasch has a wonderful, important letter in the Feb. 16 paper, “What is a right to life?” The next sentence ought to be asking those of you with the pro-life view whether you will prayerfully consider adopting one of these babies. It is not an easy decision. It is heavy. Fifty-one years ago my husband and I added a fourth child this way, not knowing the full picture. We all paid a big price, but she, struggling with the results of fetal alcohol effects, has suffered the most. Now she has MS in addition.

Who of us can claim the wisdom to know whether it’s better to let these children be born and suffer? The clamor for honoring the fetus does not carry over into supporting child services to love, nurture, and educate the growing child.

One thing we all ought to agree on: getting pregnant is the unfortunate mistake. There may be no good answer after that. So why aren’t the pro-life people in the vanguard of providing contraceptives, supporting sex education and Planned Parenthood? That’s what it’s about. Abortion is preferred by no one. We need all hands on deck to get to zero unwanted pregnancies.

Roz Luther


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