Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. $12 for 12 weeks.

Abortion commentary was clear call to find alternatives [Letter]

With respect to the Feb. 28 opinion piece by Ms. Santo concerning abortion, my wife and I want to compliment her for a lucid, logical and beautifully stated situation analysis. Her appeal for a "better way" than murder of innocents to deal with unwanted pregnancy should be a clear call to come together and find these alternatives. I am sure that in these polarized times there will be volumes of what can only be most politely called negative responses to her, but overlooking those distortions in charity should bring us to be able to move forward positively. I recall with a chill overhearing conversation at a soup kitchen between two women that "She's pregnant, but she hasn't decided to keep it or not."  Thus, life becomes a mere commodity for dispense at convenience. There needs to be a resolve not to end but to preserve life. Kudos to Ms. Santo for factually and logically stating the position of reckoning.

Michael and Geraldine Madden


Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Our society needs to find a solution other than abortion [Commentary]

    It is long past time to question the appalling intellectual dishonesty that has led us to kill 54 million children through abortion in the past 40 years. We must, as a matter of justice, find better solutions to difficult pregnancies.

  • Baltimore's 2014 in review
    Baltimore's 2014 in review

    If Baltimore kept a family album for every year of its life, the one for 2014 would be dominated by dazzling pictures of September's Star-Spangled Spectacular. The city never looked better than when it celebrated the 200th anniversary of the national anthem with tall ships, the Blue Angels...