Sunday letters: Take responsibility for yourself

07/20/2014 12:00 AM

07/18/2014 5:32 PM

Jessica McCartha’s claim that the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision made women second-class citizens was laugh-out-loud funny (“Decision pushes women back,” July 14 ).

Because women can choose from only 20 types of birth control and not the other four, she thinks she is a second-class citizen. She needs a wake-up call. There used to be two kinds of birth control: abstinence and condoms. There were no free condoms. We planned our families, and we paid for our birth control, the doctor's bill and the hospital bill out of our pocket.

Why does this generation think is is owed so much? People need to wait until they are married to have children, and then only when they can provide shelter, food and a loving home. Your children are your responsibility. So is your birth control.

Maybe Ms. McCartha should visit some of the countries where women really are second-class citizens. Americans are the luckiest people in the world. That is why everyone tries to get to this country. Be thankful.

Linda Waters


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