Friday letters: Abortion ban a distraction

February 14, 2014 

The bill our state legislators are considering to ban abortion at 20 weeks is another attempt to divert our attention from unemployment, failing schools, uninsured children and all the other ills that would require tough decisions.

This assault on women’s rights implies that we are unable to make informed choices about our reproductive health. It also implies that our licensed physicians are less capable than our legislators of making medical determinations.

Men also should be opposed to such a bill that seeks to undermine the autonomy of the family.

If healthy children and families are the goal, legislators should improve access to medical care, not attempt to deny women and families their right to determine their own health care.

Agnes F. Pomata

Wadmalaw Island

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