To the Editor:

In his column (“Yale should not ignore pro-life opinion,” 2/27), Ignacio Uriarte-Tuero suggests that on behalf of its anti-abortion students, Yale should deduct money from its budget for abortion services and donate it to “a humanitarian non-profit organization.”

Pro-choice students at Yale recently took a similar action, yet without insisting that Yale fund the expression of their political views. On President’s Day (Feb. 19), they donated a total of $355 to Planned Parenthood of Connecticut — in President Bush’s name. Yale’s pro-choice community is clearly willing to take the initiative in expressing its beliefs; if students who are anti-abortion want to be “respected,” they are free to do the same.

Jane Leibrock ’04

February 27, 2001

The writer is a member of the Reproductive Rights Action League of Yale