Rights threatened

This was prompted by Lisa Dooley’s letter on abortion (Star, 2/25/92). In times where the Irish are in the streets chanting “Not the church, not the state, women must decide their fate,” it is important not to forget our struggle at home. Now more than ever, with the appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, the right to control our bodies is threatened. Ms. Dooley suggests adoption as an alternative, but how many children (many of them minority) are already waiting for homes? Women do not choose to be raped or their economic status or to live in a repressive society, but their choice to terminate a pregnancy must remain that—their choice!! Ms. Dooley says, “Who gives anyone the right to decide on another human’s life?” But by fighting abortion are you not forcing your decisions on another human? Every mother willing, every child wanted.

Cynthia Doyle

Post Graduate Student