To the Editor:
Re: Julie A. Robichaud’s letter to the editor Sept. 8:
The unborn can’t speak for themselves and need others to speak for them.
Ms. Robichaud asks, “If a woman has the right to not have her body used against her will by an already born private party, why does she not have the same right where the unborn are concerned?”
I would like to ask, “If a woman has the right to not have her body used against her will by an already born private party, why should the unborn (developing human) not have that same right?”
She complained the state is forcing pregnancy and denying access to abortions. In 2009 she referred to it as “forced breeding.” I can’t even comprehend how someone comes to that conclusion! Nobody is “forcing pregnancy.” Omitting cases of rape/incest, unwanted pregnancy can be prevented long before wanting/needing an abortion. The state legislation she complains about gives women 20 weeks (five months) to decide. It also assures the clinic has quick access to a reputable hospital in case of emergency so the woman can receive treatment needed to save her life. Why would anyone not want that?
Perhaps Ms. Robichaud would feel better if there were abortion clinics in the back of every gas station since easy access is her priority over a woman’s health or an unborn child’s life.
Don’t we have a moral obligation to help those who are unable to manage on their own? The unborn have the right to experience life every bit as much as those whose mother chose to let them be born. Yet, they keep getting eradicated for sake of convenience.