My letter, “What about Abortions?” (TGI: 4/7/00) resulted in several responses
from readers. Gini Stoddard’s response, “And Another Thing, Mr. Rapozo,” (TGI:
4/12/00), was an ad hominem attack having little to do with the discussion of
the domestic violence of abortion.
Referring to me and men like me,
Stoddard states: “Yet these men are the very men who want to dictate to us what
women can and cannot do with their own bodies.”
But it occurs all the
time. There are 50 state legislatures and one congress in the USA. Men
overwhelmingly populate these law-making assemblies.
These men pass laws
regularly that dictate what women and everyone else can and cannot do with
their own and other people’s bodies.
We do not live in a jungle. In
civilized societies everywhere, men set standards or laws which dictate human
With one more moderate or conservative vote on the Supreme Court,
the Roe vs. Wade aberration will be discarded. The word “abortion” is not found
anywhere in the U.S. Constitution, nor is it expressly implied.
Harry Blackmun stretched and distorted the 4th Amendment to include an
imaginary “right” to an abortion.
The 4th Amendment protects citizens from
“unreasonable searches and seizures” by government. It has nothing to do with
killing unborn babies or privacy, another word not found in the U.S.
Stoddard asks, “I wonder what Douglas Rapozo is thinking
when he writes 118 million male babies have been destroyed … since Roe vs.
Wade became law.”
My comment was made to show that Editor Dixon was being
hypocritical in suggesting that only men hurt women. A balanced view would
include the unborn male babies killed by women in abortions. This is a clear
example of females hurting males, a fact which Dixon and Stoddard
Stoddard also states that ” … many times the termination of a
pregnancy is suggested by the women’s gynecologist …” So what? The pregnant
female still makes the choice: To kill or not to kill.
Neither the doctor
nor the devil makes women kill their unborn babies.
And we do not live in
Communist China where state bureaucrats force females to kill their unborn
The late William Henry was an educator, writer, and a liberal
democrat. In his book, “In Defense of Elitism,” Henry wrote: “You could
eliminate every woman writer, painter and composer from the caveman era to the
present moment and not significantly deform the course of Western
The same holds true with female accomplishments in science and
However, in the USA, the killing of unborn babies is an
important activity area where some women have excelled.
Females who kill
their unborn babies can’t have it both ways. They can’t insist on having the
choice to kill(abort), and after the ignoble deed is done, claim that men and
the travails of life made them do it.
The time has come to end such female
The time has also come to end the culture of death and to
welcome into the banquet of life all unborn babies.