Letter: Of pregnancies and programs

Re: ‘You’re not metal, madam’ (Metro, Jan. 28)

It might come as a surprise to letter writer Pasquale G. Tato that most pregnant women do not even consider whether or not they “consent” for the baby to be inside them. Mr. Tato, you once were “feed(ing) off (another) person’s blood” and were trespassing (my obnoxious claim this time, yours are quoted) inside your mother’s womb. Here is where your thinking it lopsided. Pro-lifers believe women are not machines where you can simply terminate the application because of a bad situation or poor timing. Consent is a foregone conclusion by the time of pregnancy; consent occurred at the time of conception. Unless a crime occurred, the mother has given consent. It is you, Pasquale, who believes women are machines, not the pro-life community.

Kevin Metz, via email

Tato seems to think that unborn children are bloodsuckers. Is this the society we live in, where unborn children are the enemies and we can dispose of them as we see fit? I guess we no longer need to be responsible and use protection, but instead get rid of the problem.

Delene Pratt, via email



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