James Waterhouse of Dayton has done us the favor of informing us that U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (“Letter to the editor: Note Pingree’s, others’ voting records on act to protect abortion survivors,” Sept. 29).

Given our inability to control carbon emissions, curb population growth or settle our differences without force, I believe that Harvey Versteeg of Augusta was on the mark (“Letter to the editor: Melting of glaciers to cause massive migration, wars,” Sept. 27) when he wrote:

“This outmigration from the Middle East is nothing compared to what is coming. If we can’t handle this, what will we do when the Himalayan glaciers all melt by 2050 and the great rivers watering southern Asia become seasonal?”

Sophocles may have expressed the sentiment best: “To never have been born may be the greatest boon of all.”

William Vaughan Jr.

Chebeague Island