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I’m writing in response to Pat Truman’s current letter to the BDN, “Penalties of abortion legislation.” This author is expressing their spiritual understanding of God’s judgment and his doable punitive response towards our state after the Maine Legislature handed LD 1619, which protects and expands medically mandatory abortions. Then this author goes on to say that as a result of the state of Maine has this “hardened perspective” towards unborn kids, different types of little one abuse, reminiscent of little one intercourse trafficking, are being allowed.
Again in 1973 when the Supreme Court docket made the Roe v. Wade ruling, making the choice whether or not to proceed or finish a being pregnant as much as the person, I used to be taking an embryology course in faculty. I bear in mind being very stunned when the professor of this course was exuberant after listening to the choice by the court docket. Right here the professor was instructing in regards to the wondrous beginnings of life earlier than delivery and but she was enthusiastic about this ruling. Now, I notice why she reacted that manner. The troublesome, non-public determination surrounding whether or not or to not proceed a being pregnant belongs to the lady.
There’s a lot work to be executed by our state and nation to guard kids from all kinds of hurt together with abuse, gun violence, local weather change, medication and substance use, social media, and poverty. However these issues don’t happen due to a lady’s proper to decide on. For a lot of girls who desperately desire a child however who want a medically mandatory abortion, their solely selection is horrific and their grief profound.
Karen Jo Younger
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