So, if I understood her correctly, St. Mary's College History Professor Christine Adams is saying that if the truth be known women value "jobs" over parenting, and the fulfillment of such values is just not possible if women are not in control of their bodies ("For women, reproductive rights are economic issues," Sept. 18).
Control, in her opinion, is that women must have the sole elective right to terminate their pregnancies to avoid being discriminated against and bullied by societal laws and mores. Just common sense and birth control practices aren't sufficient. Without the right of abortion, women subordinate their potential economic status to that of men. I actually think that the rational implications of her assumptions make a most demeaning statement about women values and position, and if I were a woman and mother it would be of great affront to my sensibilities as same.