Letter to the Editor: This is what right to life movement is about


Forgive me for beating the proverbial dead horse but I’d like to take one more shot at explaining what the right to life movement is all about.

First and foremost, it does not by any stretch of the imagination force anyone to end their life prematurely. A person has the right to eke out every last second of life no matter how debilitating it may be. On the other hand, there are others who choose not to and that should be their right as well. It’s as simple as that. One has to wonder why any rational person would find that hard to understand.

Betty Rollin, former correspondent for NBC News, in her book “Last Wish” describes in detail why her mother, after enduring unrelenting pain from terminal cancer, decided to take control of her destiny. These were her mother’s last words after taking the pills that would end her life. “Oh yes, I’m starting to feel it now. Oh good. Remember, I am the most happy woman and this is my wish. I want you to remember …”

To deny this right to this woman who was a loving wife and mother is not only wrong but immoral.

Gene Rigelon, Front Royal