Roe appeal could result in deaths

The current process of selecting a new Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy that will result from the retirement of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has sparked concern about the future fate of Roe vs. Wade. While I am not a particular supporter of the practice of abortion, I like to believe that I am capable — unlike some — of seeing the big picture.

First, abortion does serve a purpose. Consider the unfortunate victim of forcible rape or of incest where the process of carrying the fetus to term could be psychologically damaging. While some are psychologically capable of carrying a fetus to term, then placing it for adoption, many are not.

And second, for those who are convinced that the repeal of Roe vs. Wade will put an end to the practice of abortion — it will not. ...

No, repeal of Roe vs. Wade — while it may save some fetuses — in the long run it will kill many pregnant women who, for various legitimate reasons, will seek an abortion regardless.

I do not support abortion, yet I am enough of a realist to recognize that it is a fact of life. Repeal of Roe vs. Wade is a potential death sentence.

Kenneth L. Crockett

Kokomo

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