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With women’s voices excluded from Mormon leadership, discussions of family size stifled

RE (“MORMON feminists raise their voices,” Page A1, April 5):

One question commonly ignored by male leaders in our church is the question of women’s role in planning the size of their own families. Leaders encourage large families, yet women all over the church are making choices with their husbands to practice birth control to limit family size, postpone families, or have no children at all. Particularly when they chose the latter, they are unacknowledged, their views absent from conversations with leaders and church publications.

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