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?"
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?
Kleiman, AB'75, JD'79