Kenneth V. Scipione

Abortion might be legal, but that doesn’t mean it's right

If we are not careful, we are going to ruin this big, beautiful country of ours. From where I sit, abortion contributes to that demise.

Elayne Clift has written numerous columns supporting abortion. In a recent one, she quotes Lucy Leriche, vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, who claimed that “over 95 percent of women who have had an abortion report [feel] relief that outweighs any negative emotion they might have, even years later.”

Now, I couldn't help but wonder just how Ms. Leriche reached such an astounding conclusion and why in the world Ms. Clift would quote it.

If we are to believe the 95-percent figure, we must assume that Planned Parenthood interviewed all the people involved in the nearly four million abortions performed in this country in the past five years.

I believe that figure is self-serving and absurdly high.

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