Predicts future of many unwanted babies if contraceptives are denied

To the editor:

I would like to express my support for the letter submitted by Michele Patterson in response to another reader, Beth Vordtriede.

I would like to add that as a teacher having worked with some neglected, abused, unwanted children, I predict a future of many unwanted babies if contraceptives are denied. Will these babies perhaps be dropped off on church steps? Or worse?

Get ready, America, to start building more orphanages and add them to the seven already existing in the St. Louis area.

If we are honest, I think we can all agree that Aid to Dependent Children resulted in many pregnancies that were looked upon as a monetary gain on the part of some of the women who became pregnant. If we deny this, we are certainly out of touch with reality. Wake up this time, America, before it’s too late.

Mary Bittner

south county