Letter: Not a matter of ‘self-indulgence’  | PostIndependent.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Letter: Not a matter of ‘self-indulgence’ 

Mr. Ross Talbott wrote that women who have abortions are “self-indulgent,” and that they are seeking “freedom from consequences of a choice already made.”

A young teen impregnated by her father is not self-indulgent.

A woman who has been gang-raped is not self-indulgent.



A handicapped patient attacked by a staff member did not make a choice, nor did a woman too riddled with disease to nourish a baby.

Every situation is different. Fortunately, I have never had to make the agonizing decision whether or not to continue a pregnancy. Neither has Mr. Talbott. Therefore, neither he nor I have any right to judge those who have faced this heart-wrenching choice.



Deborah Williams

Glenwood Springs


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User