We expect every Republican to promulgate the Strong Father Model ("The father factor," Feb. 19). ColumnistRobert L. Ehrlich Jr.hints men are better than women because "boys need father-inspired discipline."
I have not set reasonable limits with my children as consistently as my wife, but I try to follow her example. Men are the ones who frequently injure and sometimes kill their children. Surely, Mr. Ehrlich should be in favor of readily-available contraception, and when that fails, abortion, to limit both fatal fatherhood and fatherlessness.
But he is silent on this. I encourage each man and woman, equally, to take responsibility for their reproductive choices. Each of us is worthy of providing calm, loving care to our children, whether we have two female, two male, or one parent of each sex in the family. We are worthy of good parenting even when one partner leaves or dies.
This is a society worthy of consistent support for all of the home situations.
Dr. Theodore Carl Houk, LuthervilleCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun