Letter to the EditorBy Letter To The Editor • April 26, 2012 • Category: Letters to the Editor
I would like to address an article in the Thursday, April 19, edition of the Exponent written by Kaleigh Dunn. The article is called “Walker declares war on women.” She complains of various attacks that Gov. Scott Walker has made on women through new laws that were enacted “secretly.” I want to say that I do not endorse unequal pay for equally qualified individuals or unequal access to health care. The topic I would like to address is Dunn’s argument of the effect this will have on women’s access to abortions. There was $2 million in funding that was cut to Planned Parenthood and a part that bans insurance companies from paying for abortions. Dunn says that this cut basically will make it difficult for women to have abortions, which she feels is unfair. I would like to provide a different view on abortion. I would like to point out whether or not to have an abortion is not the question people should be asking themselves. The choice people should be asking is, “Are they ready to care for a child or not?” Everyone knows that there is a chance for a child to be born when people have sex. Therefore when people say, “I didn’t want to have a child, so I’m going to have an abortion,” my response would be “If you weren’t prepared for the responsibility of a child, you shouldn’t be having sex.” My main point is that society treats sex as a right where it should instead be viewed as a gift. Many people use it irresponsibly and then try to “fix” their mistakes by the killing of an unborn child. I have limited my argument to 300 words as required by the letters to the editor.