Letter: Personal Responsibility

The touchy subject of abortion will always involve much discussion from both sides of opinion. Let’s start from a simple premise that when two people involve themselves in sexual intercourse, a pregnancy can result if no contraception is used (I exclude in-vitro, rape, surragacy). Now, I agree that any person has the “right” to their body; my question is: is not said person(s) RESPONSIBLE for their actions and thus [the] burden [and] consequences?

I always see poster boards of “my choice,” “my body,” “my right” but I fail to see (or ever hear) of the words “my responsibility.” We live in a time when we want convenience in our lives, but does anyone have the “right” to “burden” others for those consequences?

George Cardiel


The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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