Just give polygamy a chance

I would like to respond to the Jan. 19 article in the Salt Lake Tribune by Kirsten Stewart.
Sen. Ron Allen's attempt to dispel the notion that polygamy is harmless or worse, "a laughing matter," looks like a case of "the pot calling the kettle black."
Admit it, Senator. If someone could compile the stories of women who have "escaped" abusive situations in monogamy it would fill whole libraries, not just a few books. The risk of suffering harm in a polygamous marriage is no greater than in a monogamous marriage.
- Marlyne Hammon