Letter to the Editor

Be careful what you wish for

Sunday, October 5, 2008

To the Editor:

I have met several people whose one issue in this upcoming Presidential election is abortion.

I am pro-choice. However, I realize that this must be a terrible choice to make and I certainly understand people who would disagree with my view.

But I do want to point out that if we were to allow the government to ban all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest, we would also open the way for the government to mandate abortions, if it should choose to do so at some time in the future.

To many people, this may sound very unlikely, but it does happen in other parts of the world today. China is just one example.

We need to think very carefully about the things we wish for (or vote for).

Jane White,