A friend tells of being in Los Angeles in 1973 when the Supreme Court decided the Roe vs. Wade case in which the decision hit the front page of the Los Angeles Times. Also, that same front page described the new California law declaring the illegality of shooting starlings.

Perhaps if the developing baby in the womb were a starling, a spotted owl, a desert tortoise or a wolf, many groups would rush to its defense.Thirty-three million abortions in the United States since 1973 - what a national shame!

Couldn't we educate more and help with adoptions, thus saving babies as well as bringing joy to infertile couples?

R.F. Gulbransen