It was in poor taste for Gene Weingarten to use abortion as a punch line in his July 14 WP Magazine column, “Bush-league humor.” Abortion ruins a lot of lives: the children who lose theirs and the families that live with the aftermath. We need to address this issue head-on with the dignity and respect it deserves rather than try to make light of it.

I am appalled that Mr. Weingarten and The Post would try to find humor in this issue.

Jerry Scanlan, North Potomac