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Letter: Fred Ford
Responsibility is issue
Sunday, April 8, 2012
In reference to Betty Sue Haynes (letter, “Animals need protection,” April 5):
Kudos to you for pointing out how vital it is for “human beings” to take “responsibility” for the choices they make. Boy, is that a missing part of society today.
In this “post-modern,” neo-society of rampant entitlement, little attention is given to making responsible choices. For the prevention of more feral cats, that decision is left up to human beings.
As I read your letter, my mind drifted off to the thought of women who choose to have unprotected sex and become pregnant.
Obviously, they aren’t responsible enough to determine for themselves that they may get pregnant. I’m under the impression that 93 percent of abortions are performed on women who choose to have unprotected sex. And, 7 percent are done on victims of rape or incest, or are choosing to abort due to the distortion of the fetus which would cause both infant and mother to die or delivering the baby would place the mother in a dangerous situation to maintain her own life.
Question for the 97 percent: Should they, like cats, have someone decide for them to get a hysterectomy? They could then participate in all the recreational sex they want without being faced with a decision to take a human life. That’d cut down on abortions real quick. Just like spaying and neutering cats will cut down on the feral cat problem.
I know, I know. What if later in life they want to have children? Can you say “adopt”? Otherwise, be “responsible” and protect yourself. There’s an old method that will protect you from getting pregnant. It’s a unisex protector: both parties place an aspirin between your knees and hold it there, with your knees, until you get married.
Without “begging the question,” I think you and I are on the same page yet different subjects.
Again, thanks for your letter. It served a great service pointing out “the lack of responsibility” for two areas of our society.
I’m sure some readers of these letters were hoping that this reply would end up in a (pardon the pun) “cat fight.” Gee, I hope they’re not too disappointed.
We’re on the same page: “responsibility.”
I’m just say ’n...