ELIZABETH Henry's screed (letters, "Anti-choice calamity" Aug. 11) talks about the "progress" women have made since 1973, when the Supreme Court discovered a constitutional right for women to kill their unborn babies.
She laughingly avers that President Bush declared "war" on America's women simply because he wants to ban the grisly (and aptly named - despite Ms. Henry's vituperative disagreement) "partial-birth" abortion.
Women's progress? We can easily measure that "progress" since Roe v. Wade: 35 million or so aborted babies, many of them female. To paraphrase Mark Twain's response to "A toast to the babies": "Among the 35 million cradles that will never rock in the land are some which this nation would have preserved for ages as sacred things, if we could have known which ones they were."