Reading columnist Lane Filler's piece "Abortion is not the real problem" [Opinion, July 17] brought to mind former president Bill Clinton's call to make abortion rare. Unfortunately, the Democrat Party no longer seems to support that as a goal. Good for Filler for bringing up the issue again.
I disagree, however, with his labeling those who question birth control as a panacea as "savages," even though he projects that label on them 100 years from now. I was also shocked that he called birth control "omnipresent and omnipotent." Not so long ago, these words were reserved for the divine. Now products of science and even science itself are being considered the new divinity. A brave new world indeed!
Bernard Zablocki, Ridgewood
Someone was trying to get me going about the abortion issue the other day. I said I wouldn't discuss it.
The answer is simple: condoms. What happened to the men sharing the burden of preventing that powerful little sperm from reaching that beautiful egg?
Stop talking about drugs, procedures and medical intervention that may harm women.
Lucille McCue, Bay Shore
Regarding "Abortion shaping up as 2014 election issue" [News, July 15], there is a very simple solution to this perennial political conundrum. Instead of violating other people's rights, if abortion is a religious or moral issue for you, don't have one. Do not date, marry or associate with anyone who disagrees with you.
It would be beneficial to move into this new century concentrating on issues that affect all of us: endless debt and wars, renewable energy, civil rights for everyone, affordable education and health care, improving our infrastructure, crippling taxes and immigration reform.
Don't we have enough to work on in this country without this archaic abortion albatross? Let's move forward, not backward!
Suzanne Neske, Selden