Letters to the Editor

Sunday, Jan 27 2013 11:00 PM

Now, not every child is wanted

By The Bakersfield Californian

"Every child a wanted child." That was the mantra I heard growing up in the 1960s. It sounded so noble. Even though birth control pills were readily available, it wasn't enough so we legalized abortion in 1973. And what has that done for us?

Aside from the fact that approximately 55 million babies have been aborted, is every child a wanted child? How many of these babies are girls? These babies will not be "empowered" women able to be lawyers, doctors, scientists, teachers, mothers and wives. The news every day seems to have stories of battered, dead children -- mothers and fathers killing their children. I contend that abortion (and 55 million dead babies) hasn't produced "every child a wanted child." Instead it has dehumanized life at its most innocent and vulnerable state.

And what of the women who are the victims of abortion? Many women experience depression, regret and nightmares for years after their abortions. Did we "empower" them with this "choice"? How noble are we?

Liz Wolfe

Tehachapi

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