A mother’s decision

02/05/2014 5:40 PM

02/05/2014 5:41 PM

In response to Carol Guarnieri’s letter of Friday, I’m neither pro-life nor pro-abortion. (See: “Letters: Pulling plug on a pregnant woman”) I believe that the decision should be the mother’s and/or the family’s, not some politician’s.

Guarnieri writes that Marlise Muñoz should have been kept alive until the baby was born. We know now that the baby would have had disabilities and would have put a tremendous burden on the Muñoz family, especially since there would not be a mother to take care of the baby.

In the future, before you say let’s not let the baby die in the mother’s womb, think of the burden this would have put on the family mentally and financially.

This is a family matter and not an issue for our local, state or federal governments to get involved in, or any other party. Let the mother and/or family make the decision on whether to take the mother off life support.

— Stewart Weinstock, Mansfield

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