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June 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Abortion: public access to abortion waning in recession

A shortage of funds for abortion not a bad thing

Sarah Wilhelm’s commentary [“Northwest abortion access hampered by economic crisis,” Opinion, guest columnist, June 27] bemoaning the lack of subsidized abortions for Northwest women was revolting. For me and for many other life-supporting people, this is akin to being outraged over a lack of government funding for death camps.

I understand abortion is legal in this country, but if a woman is morally corrupted enough to kill her own unborn child, the very least she can do is pay for it herself.

To call free abortions “comprehensive health care” is pure propaganda. True comprehensive health care would, quite simply, care for the mother and unborn child, not destroy one at the selfish request of the other.

I would unequivocally support real subsidized health care that would care for poor women during their pregnancies, as well as help them to either get a job or place their child up for adoption. The only thing women need to choose is to respect themselves and their bodies by either abstaining or using protection if they want to avoid pregnancy.

— Melissa Mooney, Bellevue

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