When personal beliefs on abortion cross the line

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Friday, June 25, 2010

In her June 23 op-ed column, "Who's a real feminist?," Kathleen Parker asked: "Can one be a pro-life feminist, or is the question an oxymoron?" My question is: "Can a woman who does not trust other women to make their own health decisions be called a feminist?"

I have no issue with any woman who says, "I am opposed to abortion." That's a personal belief. However, those who seek to outlaw abortion assume they know better than the women involved what the proper action is when faced with an unintended pregnancy. I have always believed in: "Opposed to abortion? Fine; don't have one."

Kit Hope, Silver Spring


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