Abortion: education, options

Concerning statements made by Wanda Franz, president of the National Right to Life Committee, in the article "Two Voices on Abortion," Nov. 25: Dr. Franz argues that it is the woman who is victimized by an abortion.

How can taking away a woman's choices and silencing the voices of those who would educate her about those choices make her less a victim? She may or may not suffer psychological repercussions at the loss of a pregnancy, which is why she needs unbiased and experienced counsel to fully inform her of all her choices and all the potential repercussions of those choices. If she has been so educated and has chosen abortion, we must respect her right for self-determination.

The potential suffering and trauma of an unwanted pregnancy or an unwanted child would be far more severe and longer lasting, victimizing both mother and child. Julia & Jonathan Morgan-Leamon, Santa Fe, N.M.

Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

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