Recently there have been numerous editorials and letters on abortion, some of which cite how many abortions happen every year. Those numbers ignore that miscarriages occur in 10 to 20% of pregnancies. Perhaps the emotional issues associated with abortion can and should also be associated with miscarriages. I have seldom if ever heard the church reach out to women and men who have lost a child because of miscarriage, which far outnumbers abortions.

Peter Lax

Northeast Portland