Medical perspective on abortion edifying

January 29, 2013 

DN Chrissy Aguiar

DEBBIE NODA/dnoda@modbee.com New executive director at the Modesto Pregnancy Center, Chrissy Aguiar, Jan. 16, 2013 in the reception area.

DEBBIE NODA — The Modesto Bee

Kudos to the letter by Dr. Roland Nyegaard on banning abortion.

With respect to the beliefs of many Christians and others regarding the developmental stages of a fetus, why should those beliefs be imposed on the life-altering decision of a single female with few resources or options? Wouldn't that concern be better directed toward the children already alive and breathing who need food, education and a glimmer of hope so they might not join ranks with 85 percent of the violent, formerly unwanted children now occupying a jail cell?

Admittedly this is a highly emotional core issue with many of us, but at some point don't we need to think about self-preservation as a society? The least we could do as a wealthy and theoretically evolved country is to make sure everyone has access to an informed choice on one of the most important life issues young and not-so-young people face so far. This education should start in the schools in a straightforward comprehensive manner as early as children are able to grasp the information.

PETER FIRTH

Modesto

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