I am dismayed that Patuxent Publishing has only seen fit to publish anti-abortion responses to Maria Santo's My Word, "Murder is not condoned by civilized societies; abortion should be illegal" (Feb. 28). As a long-time "pro-choice" woman who has marched in support of pro-choice more than once, I am insulted by her editorial. "Civilized Societies do not kill children." How juvenile; using the scare tactic of killing "children." I believe that an embryo is a potential human and therefore, does not have the same rights as the mother. I do not understand how a "civilized society" can believe it is a good thing to bring millions of unwanted children into this over-burdened world. In a world which is overpopulated, cannot feed itself, is destroying its natural beauty and using up its resources, I thank women who consider not bringing another being into this world. No one's voice other than the mother's should be heard. It is the woman's choice and no one else's.