Mike's world

Ron Silliman (rsillima@ix.netcom.com)
Tue, 4 Jun 1996 21:57:12 -0400

Just to reiterate what Maggie Jaffe and others have already noted: four
of my grandmother's seven sisters had illegal abortions BEFORE World
War I. Before, that is, the permissive Roaring 20s, let alone the
1960s. The association between the '60s and the existence of abortion
is gratuitous. What does connect the two is the movement for legal and
safe abortions.

The idea that a fetus is a child is a logic by which every one of my
sperm might be "a child"--it's spurious and based not on sense but on a
deeper desire to control other people.

No thanks,

Ron Silliman