I recently received over forty of the following postcards:
I do not agree with their sentiments on this complex issue, but I felt that since the letter writers had exercised their rights as active citizens in a democracy, I owed them a response. Here is what I wrote:
I am committed to both pro-choice and common ground. In 1993, I was featured on a 60 Minutes broadcast on pro-choicers and pro-lifers working collaboratively to find common ground on the issue of reproductive health. The issues are not easy and tend to be an ongoing “work in progress,” but I am glad that the pro-lifers contacted me.