I’m no fan of abortion but no fan of suicide either. I am shocked and disappointed that an academically distinguished alumnus of this great university has now played a leading role in the Dobbs decision which, inter alia, will lead to many mentally ill women committing suicide because they will never be able to persuade a legislature that their medical necessity for abortion is their mental illness. As a human being, I am truly hurt and offended by the callousness and intellectual arrogance which allows this result to happen without even a word of recognition. Princeton is better than this, but it’s a shame that some of our individual colleagues are not. What can be done about the prized Princeton education and culture so that there is greater sensitivity to our most marginalized fellow citizens? How can it be that the voice of such heartlessness and inevitable carnage is one of our own?

Wayne S. Moss ’74
Sitka, Alaska