To the editor: I object to the inflammatory comment that, being pro-choice, Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine is "supporting the killing of innocent babies." ("Tim Kaine is a model of decency. Donald Trump is the opposite," Readers React, Oct. 5)
First of all, they are not "babies," but embryos, and they are not being "killed" — rather, an unwanted pregnancy is being terminated.
My understanding is that what Kaine is supporting is the right of a woman to choose whether or not to carry that embryo to term. This should be a private decision between a woman and her doctor, and Kaine has rightly assessed that neither the state nor the church should be involved in it.
Jill Anderson, Pismo Beach