Ms. Fraga is wrong (Letters, February 8, 2011).
She is implicitly comparing the current situation with an ideal world where there is no abortion. But that is not the world that existed before Rowe v. Wade. In those years, abortions were illegal and had much higher maternal death rates than occur today.
We should all agree on the necessity for good education about birth control and about the responsibilities of both parties to a sexual encounter so that abortion is rare.
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