Regarding Marta Mossburg's column "Biology really is destiny" (April 25), biology really is not destiny in any meaningful sense. Is a woman who chooses not to have children willfully — or stupidly — defying her destiny? Would that make her a failure as a woman? Are birth control pills thus evil?
It's a shame Ms. Mossburg got so caught up in the media frenzy that she couldn't usefully reflect on Hillary Rosen's comment about Ann Romney. As a single father who raised three teenage boys while working 50 hours a week, I can certainly attest to the difficulties of parenthood.
I did not, however, have nannies, housekeepers, cooks and gardeners to assist me. In this regard, Ann Romney's parenting doesn't qualify as work.
In another irony, Mitt Romney seems to agree. As governor, he wanted the state to pay for child day care so that indigent mothers could go out and experience the dignity of "real" work.