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Outraged by ban on abortion


 Today I am writing outraged that a ban on abortion was upheld by the Supreme Court!

"With Bush appointees John Roberts and Samuel Alito leading the way, a 5-4 majority turned its back on more than 30 years of Supreme Court decisions that protected women's health from dangerous laws that restrict abortion.

In the cases of Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood and Gonzales v. Carhart, the court has now made the Bush abortion ban the law of the land. There is no way we will let this stand. Not when it's an issue so central to women's lives and so crucial to the health care services that Planned Parenthood provides to women every day."

I find it an outrage that a group of presiding judges think they can choose for me the course of my life!

Were I to get pregnant today I might need to proceed illegally to terminate my pregnancy!

I demand these judges who voted against a woman's right to care for herself be removed from the bench and the ruling overturned! We are not living in the middle ages! What is next? A 'witch hunt' for woman who are seeking medical care? Actually, not quite, but if this reads as I understand it, I may need a team of lawyers to protect my health from now on!

"As you read this, Planned Parenthood lawyers and medical experts are carefully studying the justices' opinions, searching out ways to ensure that our patients are provided with the best and safest possible care under this reckless ruling."

I urge women and men to join together and stand up peacefully and firmly for CHOICE!

Caroline Tavelli-Abar

Rochester, VT


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