Patricia Hames had one thing correct in her letter “Babies deserve our protection, too,” and that is children do need our help.

According to the World Health Organization, 6.9 million children under the age of five died in 2011. They go on to report that more than half of that number died from conditions that were easily prevented or treated. One third of these deaths were linked to malnutrition. One of the leading causes of death is diarrhea.

Think of all the babies Patricia Hames and like-minded people could help save if they focused their energies on the living instead of making personal medical decisions for women they have never met.

Brad Negrotto