Unwed males and abortion rights

I deplore the contention of the author of the Opinion page article "Preganancy, Abortion, and 'Real Men'," April 16, that a case can be made for equalizing the standing in court of unwed and married males in abortion matters. He says that second-class citizenship for unwed males is out of step with our changing times.

Unwed fathers are not equal to married ones since they fail to make a commitment to the woman who may have their children. The law is here to uphold the higher standards - those that favor the security of the child in a complete family unit.

To suggest that the law should follow the trends toward dissolution and fragmentation is absurdity itself. Treska Lindsey, Flat Rock, N.C.

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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