|Bettejo Dux has lived on the Cosmic island Garden Island|
of Kaua'i over 30 years. She is a weekly columnist in the local
newspaper (The Garden Island News) and is a published author
of the Novella "The Scam." Order your copies below.
I do agree that late term abortion is awful and would prefer it be performed only to save the mother's life. Nevertheless, I think to have an abortion is a woman's decision. It's her body. It's her future and the future of the child she does not wish to bear and raise.
If you don't want to have an abortion, or your family or your religious leader forbid it, don't have one. But leave those of us, who feel free to make that choice, alone. It's none of your business.
If one is married, of course her husband should have a say. Still, if my life were in jeopardy and if I carried full term and my husband insisted I sacrifice my life for the unborn, I'd divorce him. Fortunately that was a decision I didn't have to make. My husband agreed
What offends me most, however, is the continual religious harping. Not all of us are Christians.
Further, I find it very difficult to understand these same Christians who never complain- or even mention- our country's compliance in the cold blooded murder of innocent children-and men and women, too-in these stupid endless wars for profit. Not to mention the lives of our own sons and daughter's
These wars will end when those of us who love kids stand up and shout, "Not our kids, not their kids, you don't."
Peace and love Bettejo Dux
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