Got this letter in the Post today, in response to Jon Kay’s piece:
I was taught that abortion was a right through years of schooling. It takes years of reading to discover that offering or withholding an abortion has nothing to do with women’s rights and freedoms at all, and that the mantra “my body, my choice,” isn’t true.
It is my goal to educate on this: Abortion is not a right and it does not enhance women’s lives. Once we disconnect abortion from “rights talk” and other assorted euphemisms about “reproductive choice,” we’ll be able to truly and compassionately assist women who feel trapped in an unwanted pregnancy.
Andrea Mrozek, founding director, ProWomanProLife.org, Ottawa.
Now this education is going to take tons of time, because many of the old guard feminists are still teaching. Hey, that’s OK. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Tanya adds: Old guard feminists sure do have a particular point of view. Just today, I was told (by a Baby Boomer), “You can’t know, Tanya, because you weren’t around when women weren’t allowed to open their own bank accounts.” Somehow, to some of them, sexual equality and so-called “reproductive rights” are intrinsically linked. To them, it’s all part of the same fight.by