Voice of the People
Obama corrupting as U.S. president
Obama is the most corrupt president ever. The corrupt things he has done are too numerous to mention.
The USA will be plagued by what this administration has done and may never recover.
Mason L. Maynard
Crown City, Ohio
Abortion bill needs more consideration
Last week, the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee voted to move on a bill banning abortions at 20 weeks. Has it occurred to those who voted for the ban that when a woman carries a fetus for 20 weeks, she might have actually planned the pregnancy and very much wants the child?
Often a woman who terminates a pregnancy at 20 weeks does so because something involving her own personal health or the health of the child has gone terribly wrong. What are a woman and her loved ones to do when she learns she has advance stage breast cancer or other chronic, potentially life-threatening illness four months into her pregnancy? Does she risk harm to the child by taking chemo and radiation or forego treatment for the sake of the child, risking her own health?
This is just one example of many complicated, real-life scenarios. Sadly, women, their loved ones and their physicians are being told they are unfit to make the decisions that make sense for their lives and should instead be forced to defer to the will of our citizen legislature. I suggest members of the legislature acknowledge their limitations and avoid subjecting women (and men) to anti-choice, anti-privacy policies that simply do not mesh with reality.
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