Risking arrest to protect the environment Thank you, Ginner Ruddy, for taking a stand, believing in yourself, contributing to the future. [ActNow column, MWP, June 2017]
Laurel O'Gorman, Roseville
Common, accepted and under threat I attended a NOW conference at St. Cloud in the 1970s. I remember how terrific it was, that feeling of sisterhood, women supporting each other. But on the issue of choice, two members abstained. I was one. [Choices&RisksFeature, MWP, June 2017]
I know it's important that we control our bodies, yet I think we have given the religious right a gift. Too often, it looks like we think the only solution to a problem pregnancy is an abortion.
There is, of course, another option: adoption. A pregnancy lasts nine months. An aborted fetus is denied a lifetime.
A Gloria Steinem quote: If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
Do we really want to be just like men?
Barbara Chapman, Edina
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