To the Editor:
I grew up seeing women who got pregnant and did not want the baby, were too young, or could not afford to raise a child. They would go to people who would use coat hangers on the women to abort the fetus.
Some of the young women got blood poisoning and could not have children again. Some even died.
But then there were poor women who had no choice to go to a doctor. Doctors would not do abortions.
The WASP (white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant) women went to Europe to abort unwanted pregnancies or to go to a dark unclean room where they would use a coat hanger again.
Women should not have to go through this, but thanks to the Republicans and tea party, the safe, clean abortion clinics are being closed.
Women will have to go back to the dark places or hundreds of miles for an unwanted pregnancy.
Women should have a choice to choose things dealing with their bodies.
I don’t like abortion, but I do not want a baby mistreated or killed.
Why should women have to go back to the coat hangers because the people who could care less about fetuses or babies only think a fetus should be born?
They would not take a minority baby home to their families.
Why do Republican men want to tell women what should be done with their bodies and their lives?
Again the “Red State of Texas” will show the country not women’s rights, but Republican and tea party rule.