Angered by civic proclamation

I can’t tell you how disappointed I was to read this article. (Kelowna Issues Anti-abortion Proclamation, Sept. 2 Capital News)

To the editor:

I can’t tell you how disappointed I was to read this article. (Kelowna Issues Anti-abortion Proclamation, Sept. 2 Capital News)

Sharon Shepherd, as mayor of Kelowna, has no business issuing a proclamation on such a divisive subject as abortion. I don’t even have a uterus and I was offended reading this article.

Imagine if you were going through the process of making the difficult and personal choice to have an abortion and you had to open the paper and read that: “At KGH the killing of unborn babies continues” or that abortion is a direct affront to the dignity of human life and violates the very basic principle that it is wrong to kill innocent human beings.

Shepherd should stick to the business of the city and promote unity in the community rather than issue proclamations on subjects guaranteed to offend large portions of the community and create divisions.

David Klappe,

West Kelowna


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