Editor:

I want to respond to comments made by Del. Todd Gilbert in this paper on Feb. 22.

When ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment was defeated in the House of Delegates, Del. Gilbert said had it passed, late-term abortions would have come into play. What an outrageous statement! The Equal Rights Amendment has nothing to do with late-term abortions.

I think Del. Gilbert has served much too long in the House of Delegates. We constituents need a fresh face, one who believes in bipartisanship and carefully studies both sides of an issue. I have never been a feminist, but am a 91- year-old moderate who looks at both sides of an issue.

Julia Lewis, Bentonville