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WEBA's pro-life stance not hidden

In his recent column Adam Braff states that Men Exploited by Masturbation's use of off-color humor ["MEM pulls a fast one in the Infinite Corridor," Oct. 6] to expose Women Exploited by Abortion's "unstated agenda" and "surreptitious intentions" is as "noble a purpose as you'll find." This statement is ridiculous, even for something that is supposed to be funny. It relies on MEM's absurd allegations about WEBA, allegations that Braff states as facts. There is nothing funny about characterizing as an underground evil an organization dedicated to helping women avoid what its own members have found devastating. Even strong supporters of abortion at MIT admitted their admiration for WEBA and its members.

For the record, WEBA does not attempt to hide its espousal of the pro-life position. All rational persons can determine that WEBA is pro-life from the full name of their organization: Women Exploited by Abortion. However, for the benefit of Braff and the members of MEM, I provide this quote from a WEBA pamphlet: "Our goal is to educate all women about the effects of abortion with the hope they would seek an alternative."

Joseph Reel '91->