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Rights of women isn’t gov’t business

This is in response to Grace Kennedy’s May 28 letter to the editor (“Our right to choose can’t be taken away).”

I agree with everything she said, 100 percent.

We are all human beings, we all have a right to be here and we all have a right to live our lives without interference from anyone, especially the government. Our opinions about abortion, gay rights or anything else do not matter.

Even though we may not agree with the decisions that others make, we have absolutely no right to condemn them.

These state representatives who are enacting abortion laws that make it illegal even in the case of rape or incest, are, with few exceptions, white males. What makes them think they have any right to tell a woman what she can or cannot do with her own body?

They act like they own these women.

With all the other problems raging within the United States, why can’t these same representatives find some worthwhile cause to fight for? If they claim abortion is murder, how do you explain our soldiers going to war and killing not only who we perceive to be our enemies, but thousands of innocent women and children? Is this not also murder?

But still it continues with little or no repercussions.

The United States has more mass shootings than any country in the world. A crazed gunman, carrying a gun that he should not even have access to, goes into a crowd and starts shooting. This is also murder.

Many say it isn’t the gun that kills, but the person pulling the trigger. This is just an excuse our representatives use so they do not have to enact any kind of gun control. These are the issues they should be doing something about instead of invading women’s personal lives.

To punish a woman for having an abortion because of one’s personal beliefs, whether these beliefs come from some religious view or just a desire to show you have power over someone’s life choices, is misguided and wrong and hopefully at the first opportunity, the people making these decisions are voted out of office.

Elizabeth K. Shade

Hollidaysburg

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