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Thank religion for today's abortion wars

To the editor: What Charles Camosy does not illuminate concerning his assertions about where abortions may or may not be in the future is the tremendous amount of religious influence that will almost certainly distort all these controversies. ("Compromise between pro-life, pro-choice camps could end abortion wars," op-ed, March 20)

Religiously conservative teachings have distorted science, biblical history and modern conceptions of biology to impose pro-life choices on a public that by and large sees a greater good both in family planning and in some control of the problems of serious overpopulation.

Much of the controversy today over abortion is because of just plain old primitive myth and superstition.

Ralph Mitchell, Monterey Park

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