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Letter: No man has a right to tell a woman what to do with her body

FILE - In this May 21, 2019, file photo, activists gather in the Utah State Capitol Rotunda to protest abortion bans happening in Utah and around the country, in Salt Lake City. About 39,000 people received treatment from Planned Parenthood of Utah in 2018 under a federal family planning program called Title X. The organization this week announced it is pulling out of the program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Samuel Green owes me the breakfast I lost reading his missive on seeking forgiveness for the sin of abortion (“Opposing abortion is truly loving and compassionate,” April 18) — as if a woman needs the forgiveness of a man. Nowhere in his piece did he mention the other person involved, nor if that man should be seeking forgiveness. Green shows the cowardice he and other so called Christian men display in not calling out the behavior of their own sex. They would rather show off their supposed power in the possibility of providing absolution to some woman who is at a moment of crisis.

As a man, my responsibility begins and ends at making sure that I am not responsible for causing an unwanted pregnancy. That is the message men in leadership positions should be putting out there. No man has a right to tell a woman what to do with her body. Any man who does not include male responsibility in the sexual act has motives far different than moral leadership.

Douglas Reilly, Logan

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