Cheers for Sarah Kehrberg’s Aug. 26 column (“Who are we to play God?”) supporting birth control. As she concludes, “By preventing unwanted pregnancies, we protect babies and women. We show God and each other how precious we find life to truly be.” The Netherlands sets a good example, with one of the lowest abortion rates in the world, about eight per 1,000 women per year. One way they achieve this is by making contraception widely available and free. Another is by extensive public education on contraception, family planning and sexuality.
Nancy V. Lee, Madison, Wis.