I read with interest the letter from Robert M. Hustead in the December News. Ultimately, Mr. Hustead’s letter concluded with the notion that a couple of Supreme Court justices ought to resign. Although law-related issues were addressed in his writing, most notably the recent developments surrounding abortion, an all-too familiar theme resonated to the top — like a ribbon wrapped around a holiday package.
Like Mr. Hustead, I was pro choice in the wake of Roe v. Wade, and remained so inclined throughout my 20s and 30s. Imagine that: a young man growing up in the 1970s and 1980s with quiet appreciation for the almost unlimited availability of abortion. But with the passage of time, I began to think that a mature adult might also consider the notion that valuing innocent life should not be subject to compromise in favor of the transient comforts of selfishness or convenience. There’s no shortage of strong feelings on abortion. So, the issue will always be debatable, and civil disagreement unavoidable.