Open Letter To Congressman Vito Fossella

Ruben Diaz

May 10, 2008

Congressman Vito Fossella
United States Congress
2453 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Sent by fax to 202/226-1272

Dear Congressman Fossella:

In light of the serious controversy you are experiencing, I would like to clearly point out something that has been overlooked that you deserve to be credited for, and that is the fact that you supported Retired Air Force Col Fay’s decision to allow her baby to live, and that you have been involved in your child’s life.

All too often, men in power expect and pressure women to terminate their unborn children’s lives in order to spare them the embarrassment of the scrutiny of an extra-marital affair.  Your concern and care for your child was apparently the prompting cause for the events that led to the arrest and public scrutiny of your life that followed. 

I realize that you will have to account to many about how these disclosures will affect your future.  Although I don’t condone your behavior, I respect your decision that you did not take the easy way out and deny the baby’s life and that you care for and love your child. 

I am praying for you and for your family, and I trust that the Lord will guide you through these difficult times.


Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz
32nd Senatorial District

Legislative Office Building
Room 304
Albany, New York 12247