People Who Agree With Me Are Godly; Those Who Don't Are Not

RECEIVED Tue., Jan. 6, 2004

Dear Editors,
   I really appreciate the way Martin Wagner ["Postmarks," Jan. 4] rebutted my Dec. 26 letter about abortion. He was respectful and did not personally attack me.
   Some of the sites that note the link between suicide and abortion are God-oriented. However, the studies they cite are not necessarily done by godly people with a bias. They are done by respected workers whose occupation is to find the truth.
   The citation for the Finland study is:
   Suicides After Pregnancy in Finland, 1987-94: register linkage study, British Medical Journal, Mika Gissler et al., 1996, 313:1431-1434
   Lower Risk of Suicide During Pregnancy, American Journal of Psychiatry, P.M. Marzuk et al., 1997, 154:122-123.
   The other source is FYI.
   Looks like the people who are promoting and showing this truth are godly and the ones trying to naysay it are not. Why don't we in America face up to the truth and delve into the statistics, talk to women and families who have had abortions in order to find the truth, and make the truth known?
   This country is full of a lot of expensive speech instead of free speech, and that is going to change. People need to know the truth and the true consequences of their actions instead of accepting the smokescreens expensive speech promotes.
Alanda Ledbetter
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