Letter concerning abortion…
To the Editor,
The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the 1973 decision to allow women to abort an unwanted pregnancy. Women throughout history have sought to control their reproductive health. They experimented on their own or relied on willing amateurs, which resulted in botched abortions and frequently death. Roe v. Wade was passed to insure women a safe alternative. If this ruling is discontinued women will return to “back-alley” abortions and unreliable medical care. There are some lawmakers that consider abortion a “crime.” They seem to be unwilling to deal with the complexities “women” face. There is rape, incest, the medical health of the mother, and no one likes to think about the fact that the fetus may be deformed. Should we expect a teenage girl who is attending the fourth or fifth grade to carry a “baby” to full term?
The focus in the future in our society should be on education and prevention. The idea is to not get pregnant if you don’t want or can’t afford to have a child. All “women” who are active sexually should have access to an “ IUD” (intrauterine device) – cost free if they request it.
Yvonne Nyenhuis, Lanesboro, Minn.