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Equal Responsibility

At the start of his letter ("Letters," December/00) objecting to the provision of day care for the children of female medical students, J. Curtis Kovacs has a little fun at the students' expense, suggesting that women who express surprise at their pregnancies are "physicians who don't know where babies come from." But Dr. Kovacs seems a little confused about that himself when he asks, "Why does any woman want to have a child when she cannot provide the care the child's needs demand?"

The last time I checked, women do not have children unaided. And, given the good doctor's opposition to the provision of child care, it's fortunate that men are prepared to give up their careers and professional ambitions to stay home and raise the children they father. Oh, they're not? I can't understand that. Why does any man want to have a child when he cannot provide the care the child's needs demand?

Yours in puzzlement,

Kelly Kleiman, AB'75, JD'79
Chicago


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