TO THE EDITOR:
I am writing in response to Jordan Stone's letter, "Federal funding of abortion itself is an example of imposing particular views."
I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments expressed in Emily Batchelder's column to which Stone was responding, but Stone does make some important points. I think it is important to point out the apparent inability of both sides to recognize the other's argument.
Although pro-choice myself, I am not pro-abortion. The problem is that you shouldn't oppose abortion without a viable plan to reduce the problems caused by unfit mothers having babies.
I do not believe that the conservative right has any such interests. On the contrary, they not only oppose abortion, but are also against social programs designed to help low income families, where teenage pregnancies are most common, and consistently try to prevent birth control from becoming more available.