I received the March 2014 issue of your magazine this week and sat down this morning to peruse the contents. In doing so, I came across the article titled "The Woman Who Won't Back Down" by Amanda Robb. I read the article, and it is this piece of writing that has caused me to cancel my subscription.
While I certainly DO NOT condone violence against any organization and certainly DO NOT condone the murder of George Tiller, I even more adamantly DO NOT condone the murder of millions of innocent babies, which is what the subject of this article participates in and supports. I realize that abortion is a controversial subject, but this article was not written in an unbiased manner, presenting both sides of the controversy with equal legitimacy. The article was written in a manner that garners sympathy for Ms. Burkhart, and champions the abortion industry as some sort of "Godsend" to women. I (and millions of other people) find her beliefs, and the beliefs of others like her, to be abhorrent. Her quote highlighted on page 105 "Are we a country that FORCES Midwestern women to be pregnant?" highlights the ignorance of her "cause." Short of cases of rape, no one FORCES any women to be pregnant. Pregnancy is the result/consequence of a choice in behavior (again, except in cases of rape). No innocent baby should pay the price for that choice with their life. Perhaps if abortionists spent their money and time educating women about birth control, self-control, responsible choices, and encouraging the option of adoption, the entire abortion issue would become a far less pertinent subject in our society.
Again, I do not support violence or threats against any group or person. I can, however, voice my own opinion with my words and with my dollars. I will be a walking, talking negative advertisement for this publication moving forward. I will not support a magazine that glorifies a practice that I find to be heartbreaking and reprehensible. I would appreciate immediate cancellation of my subscription. If I can receive a pro-rated refund for issues not yet received - that would be great. If not - so be it.
I would appreciate verification that this cancellation request was received and granted.
I am writing in response to an article I read in the most recent edition of More.
I was horrified and sickened by Amanda Robb’s story about Julie Burkhart. I was glad that Ms Robb shared where her perspective came from, an uncle who was murdered because he performed abortions. Please understand that although I am unapologetically against abortion, I am also horrified at the behavior of many anti-abortionists (although we prefer to be called “pro-life”!)
Here is my perspective: I was born in 1965 to an unmarried college student. Had abortion been as safe and available in 1965 as it has since become, I doubt I would be here. I was adopted by wonderful parents, who taught me to value people of all kinds. When I was about 10, my mother talked a young woman out of an abortion, and then adopted her child, my youngest brother. My oldest brother was adopted out of foster care. My sister is my parents’ biological child. I am now a parent of two biological and two adopted children.
So here’s the thing: in my immediate family, more than half of the children were “unwanted” by their biological mothers. However, because these women were willing to carry us for nine months, we have had rich and rewarding lives. Am I less valuable because my birth mother wasn’t ready to parent me? The promotion and performance of abortions robs millions of children of the chance that I, my siblings and my children have: to live, be loved, grow up.