I’d like to thank Cate O’Donnell for her concise and up-front column in The Times-Delphic last week. Being an anti-abortion supporter myself, I still found the piece refreshing and agreed with several of the points that O’Donnell made.
However, there is one thing that I strongly disagreed with, and that was the point O’Donnell made about a large portion of the anti-abortion community that is simply anti-choice and does not really care about the quality of life interests for the future children involved.
I think nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, of course anti-abortion supporters are going to be anti-choice; hence, they view abortions as the termination of future life. However, it is the anti-abortion community around the country that has started women support centers and created adoption awareness drives at local churches.
Anti-abortion supporters, unlike many in the pro-abortion rights community, have also pushed for restrictions on some abortions. It’s difficult to reduce the number of abortions taking place in the United States each year if we have unlimited abortions on demand for any reason, like many pro-abortion rights activists support. Rather, reasonable restrictions are what most Americans are in favor of and will help reduce the amount of abortions taking place. I think that is a goal that people in both the anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights communities can agree on.
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