I am 79 years old, and have two children and five grandchildren. After I read the May 21 syndicated column by Star Parker (“Abortion? The right move here is crisis counseling and birth”), it was sickening.
Every word talks about the poor. How does she know what every situation these poor women are in that she can be the judge? She never says anything about people who have money and good insurance, and know a doctor who can take care of the situation. How many little Susies get pregnant, and Mom or Dad says, “Don’t worry – we can call Dr. So-and-So and you can get a dilation and curettage, then everything will be fine”? Why doesn’t Ms. Parker write about that?
Not every pregnancy develops into a perfect healthy, beautiful baby. There are many complications that can happen. Maybe Ms. Parker should do a study on that. From the beginning to the end of a pregnancy, with the technology we have today, doctors can determine many problems. The fetus could have brain damage; it could be developed with no arms or legs; it could have no heartbeat. There are more – too numerous to name. Would Ms. Parker call them unwanted pregnancies?
My daughter had a tubular pregnancy. The tube burst. Should she bleed to death or abort?
When I read these kinds of columns she writes, and you print, I see that you don’t have any idea of the pain my daughter went through. If they had a situation with any of these problems or others, what would she or anyone in her family do? I would like to know the answer to that question.
Viola M. Slechta