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Pro-life movement is making progress

Once again, I commend The News for its front-page report of the March for Life in D.C. Most news outlets ignore it completely. Good job.

However, the reporter, in his first sentence, editorializes: “They keep coming, year after year, to press for a victory that’s nowhere in sight.”

A new poll, released by the well-respected Marist College, shows that 62 percent of Americans believe that abortion is morally wrong. Pro-choice people back restrictions on abortion, including waiting periods (79 percent) and parental notification (62 percent). Also, 58 percent support a woman’s right to see an ultrasound before having an abortion and 68 percent believe that abortion doctors should have hospital admitting privileges. All these restrictions are fiercely fought by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which consistently turns to the courts to overturn them, ignoring the democratic process.

In 2013, a record 87 U.S. abortion clinics closed. Peaceful pro-life activism, a growing scarcity of doctors who will perform the procedure and the violation of basic health standards in abortion clinics have contributed to this phenomenon. And through the new technology, it is impossible to deny what happens in an abortion.

“Nowhere in sight”? I guess it depends on where you look.

Helen Westover

Buffalo