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Letter to the Editor: Abortionists should be treated as criminals

Monday, April 1, 2002

To the editor:

Once again, pro-choicers have dragged out the old lie about illegal abortions being done by back-alley butchers with coat hangers resulting in the deaths of 5,000 to 10,000 women each year.

Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League, said, "I confess that I knew the figures were totally false. ... But in the morality of the revolution, it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics?"

We should restore criminal status, and once again put abortionists who kill women in jail where they belong.

CHRISTINE E. STEPHENS

Cape Girardeau