Letters: Feb. 24, 1967

Argument Over Abortion

Sir: "The Rights and Wrongs of Abortion" [Feb. 10] prompts these comments: The Catholic Church is entitled to set rules for those in the church, but to interfere in the legislative process is carrying missionary work too far.

The mores on abortion undoubtedly date from the days when man's life span was but 20 to 35 years, and it may have been a wise rule for the preservation of the race. Such a reason is no longer valid.

It is not strange that the firmest opposition comes from celibates who perhaps do not know with what casualness life is often conceived....

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