Women’s reproductive health under attack…
To the Editor,
When Roe vs Wade was passed by the Supreme Court in 1973 I believed the abortion issue was settled. With the recent laws being passed in Alabama and Missouri, it is urgent that Americans respond. These states propose criminalizing women who have abortions and doctors who terminate their pregnancies. Those legislating these laws are ignoring the role men play in this “crime”! Every unwanted pregnancy begins with a man implanting the seed! How much time should men spend in prison? These laws are not based on science and discriminate against women. Further, it must be clear, contraceptives and IUDs should be accessible and without cost to every woman in America. For both men and women, education and prevention should be the focus. Women’s reproductive health is complex and must be evaluated on a personal basis between patient and doctor.