Sex education is important
Stabroek News
January 12, 2002

Dear Editor,

I refer to Ms. Collins' letter captioned "Women are still dying from botched abortions" (l0.l.2002) [ please note: link provided by LOSP web site ]. I resent anyone who hinders another person's right to choose, be it school, children, whatever.

All of those people who are against a woman's right to choose should go out and speak about the sins of sex. Or, if they are smart, they will educate all of us that we are responsible for our actions and, whether we are with one partner or not, we need to have responsible, safe sex.

I am not saying go around and sow wild oats, but let us get off of this abortion subject and address another: sex education? Is this subject discussed in schools? Churches? The church is the largest advocate of "be fruitful and multiply". What about people who are not ready for children? Should they not be guided to follow their conscience?

As for Ms. Collins' comment that we should remember about us being tiny little foetuses, ask yourself this question: When the zygote is formed, is it then considered a human being? If a woman takes the RU486 tablets the morning after she has unprotected intercourse, is that woman then a murderer? Never an easy topic, is it?

Yours faithfully,

(Name and address supplied)