‘Heartbeat Bill’ far from ‘compromise’


I take exception to Mr. Felts’ characterization of the Heartbeat Bill as a “compromise” (The Citizen Letters, April 3, 2019). The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines compromise as:

“a: settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions.

“b: something intermediate between or blending qualities of two different things.”

With that definition as a basis, I don’t see the current proposed legislation as a compromise. Consider the current 20-week ban vs 0 weeks/no abortion. The compromise area would be 10 weeks. Not even close.

I’m not here to change positions that are already stuck, just pointing out the fallacy in Mr. Felts’ attitude of concession. There has been none.

If you don’t agree with abortions, then don’t have one. I think it’s better a child be born into a family of love and support than one of neglect.

Donna Scott
Peachtree City, Ga.