Editor,

The recent anti-abortion letters to the editor penned by men contained zero empathy or compassion for the women. Only raw hate, disgust, misogyny, condescension, anger and revulsion. These guys clearly have issues with women. They hide behind their shields of false morality in “saving the unborn” to disguise their true agendas: the subjugation and control of women.

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Westy

Agree with you, Janet. Those men who are for banning abortions lack empathy. As do women who are similarly rigid. There is no thought given to the many many different circumstances around abortions. There is no understanding of the fear of having your body co-opted by society, the financial consequences to yourself and the people you already care for of being pregnant, the vulnerability of children forced to go through pregnancies, the horror of rape victims of continuing the rape for 9 months, or the grief of parents who chose to abort late in pregnancy due to fetal defects.

Jorg

Westy: Too many men seem to have a personal problem with women, either because they have trouble accepting women as equal, or in many cases superior in various fields, far beyond the kitchen, stretching into math and sciences. Some can’t handle rejection, while especially one minority supported WH occupant set a horrible example by being so void of charm that he resorted to p-grabbing, - and so immature and shameless that he even bragged about it. That seemed to go over quite well with a certain category of “men”. On behalf of the better part of mankind, I’m ashamed!

Westy

Sad but true, Jorg. I also find it significant that those who assert that women are less than and that they should not have the right to control their bodies, also tend towards racism and authoritarianism. Common threads run through. I guess it just feels so good to have people to look down on, be angry with, and have control over.

willallen

It is her decision. Men have no standing - except when it comes to child support, which he shouldn't be forced to pay since it is the woman's reproductive "choice."

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