My compass is fine

Fuller Moore's Sept. 11 letter, “Who's Playing God Here,” is a typical conservative male response to abortion. The sly reference to Gov. Pat McCrory “stepping on tender toes” and Fuller's old “skool” advice to “man up” is disgustingly disrespectful.

The implication that women are overly sensitive, uneducated and the weaker sex is embarrassing. Why should I “man up” when it's a man who is regulating my body like it's a public institution?

It's obvious that someone without a uterus — who's never felt the life-altering moment of a pregnancy scare, and who's never actually left the early 20th-century mindset that women have no choice in what happens to their bodies or their lives — would have such an opinion on abortion, and such a response to women.

I agree, in a different context, with Fuller's reference to our having lost our moral compass as a society. It is morally wrong to tell an individual what to do with her body. Instead of promoting the restriction of abortion, why not provide the proper birth control to those you are condemning?

Maybe it's appropriate to reevaluate who's lost their moral compass.

— Katlyn May

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