I am having a problem with the logic of Walter J. Eno in his recent essay on morality when it comes to the question of abortion (“Maine Voices: In abortion debate, it’s worth pointing out that baby lives matter,” Sept. 5).

His major premise is that killing another human being is murder, but he has exceptions, including war and decisions made in a court of law.

Isn’t it interesting that war and the death penalty have been historically sanctioned by men (which somehow makes it morally OK)? Why is a soldier’s life – or a convict’s, for that matter – worth less than that of a fetus?

Cathy Grigsby