Readers Write: 4 responses to an abortion op-ed

Here are some of the most compelling responses to a recent web op-ed by Elizabeth Jahr, "Pro-life groups don't really protect the unborn."

3. Finding common ground on abortion

Richard Boatman

Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Thank you for your article. It raises legitimate challenges to some incongruous practices in the pro-life movement. It is my understanding that Liberty Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., actually emphasizes some of the support ministries you pointed out as being absent. Hopefully this will become more prevalent as a common ground between pro-life and pro-choice advocates who both share a goal for decreasing abortions, even if from different ideological bents.

Richard Boatman is the pastor of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill, Iowa.

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