Men responsible for unwanted pregnancies
Allen Muchmore wrote about the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade which finally put a name on the huge problem of women dying from botched back-room abortions. That led to the pro-choice and pro-life movements.He agrees that a woman has a right to choose if she has a baby or not. He goes on to say he believes that she only has that right before conception, not after she becomes pregnant. I hate to disagree, but some men can be very persuasive and if the woman isn’t aware of her ovulation cycle (most women aren’t unless they are trying to conceive) it’s very easy to get pregnant.The medical term for “unborn baby” is “fetus” and not considered a person until it is breathing on its own. Terminology not withstanding, I think Mr. Muchmore, like most of the men I’ve encountered, some of whom used to stand outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on Union Street with their signs, miss the point. Immaculate conception historically only happened once.As for the rest of us, I know with absolute certainty how conception works. My mantra for decades has been” “If you kept it in your pants boys, we wouldn’t have all these issues. And for those of you who think it’s the woman’s responsibility to provide birth control, you’re wrong. And for those of you who think if someone flirts with you, they get what they deserve, you’re wrong. Men are responsible for unwanted pregnancies because as stated earlier, we can’t do it alone.”HOLLY RUSSOGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion How can we justify killing the unborn?