My husband and I are passionately pro-life and have been for many years. We have put our money where our mouths are and have five adopted children and two adopted grandchildren.  

 We are also passionately pro-choice believing that women have the right to determine what is best for their bodies.

  The subject of abortion is not a black-and-white issue. It isn’t easy to discuss and nearly always brings up strong feelings. Making abortion a felony and sentencing physicians who perform abortions to 99 years in jail or shaming women who seek an abortion is also questionable.

  However, in all the noise and hoopla there is one aspect of the dispute that is blatantly ignored. Men are 100 percent responsible for pregnancies, wanted and unwanted. Without men there would be no pregnancies.

  If physicians and women are to be “punished” for their part in abortion, then shouldn’t there be discussion of the part men play in the situation? Men and women must share equally the responsibility for pregnancies and it’s time for a change all the way around.

  If a law is made that women have no control over their bodies, should not a law be established that men also do not have control over their bodies?

 Valerie Weaver

Walla Walla  

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