Students stand on the pro-choice side during a pro-life rally on Okanagan College campus Wednesday. - Credit: Carli Berry/Capital News

Students stand on the pro-choice side during a pro-life rally on Okanagan College campus Wednesday. - Credit: Carli Berry/Capital News

Letter: I am pro choice. The right choice, the only choice.

Kelowna letter writer responds to recent letters about abortion

To the editor:

My response to the letter from Donna Campbell (Capital News, Oct. 20/17) addressing the pro choice issue and a woman’s right to end a pregnancy​ if she so chooses.

In my opinion that is her business and nobody elses unless she decides otherwise.

Should a pregnancy pose a risk to a woman’s health or is the result of rape or incest or in some instances a deformed fetus or conjoined twins, whatever the reason being, a woman should have the right to make her own choice to terminate a pregnancy.

Such conditions can easily be detected early enough allowing for a woman to safety have a routine D&C procedure.

How many pro lifers, for all their talk and demonstrating, if asked, would happily and readily put their names on a list to adopt one of those unwanted babies and be totally committed to raise that baby for the next 20+ years of their lives. Seriously?

Pro life means taking away the rights of a pregnant woman to control her own body. Who gives themselves the right to make such a decision.

I am pro choice. The right choice, the only choice.

JM Sutherland, Kelowna

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