Re: “Let women control their own bodies” (letter, 10-17).
The writer fails to recognize that abortion is not just a health issue, but also a moral one. She also states that women should be “left alone to control our own bodies.”
I acknowledge that while women should be in control of their bodies, when a woman becomes pregnant, there is a new little body in her. From the moment of conception, her body contains a living human being. If the tiny child within her is indeed alive, and infanticide is considered a horrible crime here in the America and around the world, then she is not being told what to do with her body.
Infanticide is infanticide, within the womb or not. Abortion is not a merely a “health issue”; it is a matter of compassionate morality.