Opting to end pregnancy is difficult, personal decision

How truly discouraging it is to read a letter like, “America must end this war on babies,” in the Jan. 22 column. A woman’s decision about whether or not to take an unintended pregnancy to full term is complex, nuanced and intensely personal. It is often an exceedingly difficult decision, one that is rarely treated cavalierly.

Shame on this writer for heaping upon those of her own gender such scorn and public denigration. A war on babies? Waged by whom and for what possible reason? The writer should keep such ideological rubbish in her own head, and leave the hard work of choice to those embattled, uniquely individual women upon whom it has fallen.

Grant Golden, M.D.

Member, Planned Parenthood WNY