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In the real world...
REGARDING Aled Jones’s letter on abortion (Letters, October 11), I am sadly condemned to live in the real world where snowmen don’t speak or fly or even give birth to baby snowballs. However, let’s assume that Aled’s “Creator” is real and is as described in the Bible.
According to that book, God destroyed nearly every living thing by drowning it (including babies) in a flood, and went on to (among other atrocities) in Exodus 12:12 to say: “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn – both men and animals – and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord.”
Aled’s Creator seems to have no problem with infanticide.
Back in the real world, I would say that since abortion is specific to women, then only women are qualified to have an opinion on it and men are not.
Alan Lewis, Tanner Row, York.
• I MISSED the earlier article referred to by Aled Jones regarding abortion, but like him, I deplore the lightness with which the lives of unborn babies are disposed of.
The guilty parties are not the doctors or the abortion clinics, but the women who want to carry on with conscienceless, irresponsible and promiscuous lives. I do not recall in full what the American social activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, said but it ended “…treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit”. The only people who are guilty of treating children as property to be disposed of are the women who demand their disposal.
When contraception is free, women who ignore it and continue with their lives, knowing that they can so easily kill off such unwanted scraps of humanity, are guilty of the worst type of crime. Doctors and abortion clinics are solely the tools for these uncaring women.
Stop abortion by all means, but do blame the right people.
There are plenty of loving people only to happy to adopt unwanted little mites who can’t speak for themselves.
Heather Causnett, Escrick Park Gardens, Escrick, York.