Letter to the Editor: Be fair
BY Michael Connor, Sand Springs
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
1/30/13 at 7:42 AM
The Tulsa World editors continue to show their colors on the abortion issue.
They footnoted Gavin King's letter about Planned Parenthood, pointing out that the annual report shows that 97 percent of the services provided are not abortion-related. The same annual report clearly shows that abortion represented more than a third of its annual revenue, and the number of adoption referrals was minimal. Why not tell the whole story?
The World's editorial concluded that the pro-life movement was not about looking for ways to decrease abortions, but was about targeting women in distress, and wonders why. Does the writer not know that:
Pro-lifers are not only about limits on abortions.
Catholic Charities and other faith-based organizations represent the majority of U.S. adoptions.
Places such as the Madonna House in Tulsa provide support and counseling for women in distress.
Do editors not accept that the pro-life supporters sincerely believe that the unborn are deserving of a voice and rights? I wonder if the World's editorial staff supports any restrictions on abortions or is it for unfettered access?
Abortion is an issue that divides many of us. We can have an honest debate on what is right and just for our community and country, but one would hope that in Tulsa we could have our newspaper be more balanced in its reporting on this sensitive issue.
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