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Threat of Christian violence on the rise

As I have just learned of the recently leaked memo from the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade I can’t help but feel afraid. I fear for the future of this country if a women’s right to choose is going to be restricted due to religious extremism.

Pro-lifers have murdered abortion doctors like David Gunn, who was shot outside of his clinic in Florida back in 1993. Christian fundamentalists pose a violent threat to the reproductive rights of women in this country.

I believe in the Constitution, which clearly separates church and state. I can only imagine what the Supreme Court will overturn next. Is my right to marriage going to be challenged next?

We need to stand up now for the rights of every woman in this country. Women deserve to be heard. Christianity should not determine our laws. Far-right and unpopular views should not affect the entire nation. I believe in freedom and equality for all people. The Supreme Court has failed to serve and protect the American people.

Michael Surgeon

Medford

What about women’s care?

In regard to the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade: I’ve heard no one mention the care of the women who’ll have to endure a forced pregnancy.

If a fetus is that important, then complete care and aid should be given to these women. Care that lasts through the entire pregnancy and after birth. Will anyone care about these women?

If you are opposed to abortion, then consider, there are two people involved in this situation. This is frightening on so many levels. And men can never, ever know what it would be like to have the government rule your body.

A. Michl

Gold Hill

Assumptions

Now that Roe v Wade is about to be overturned, I assume that all those cheering who tout “the right to life” and “sanctity of life” oppose killing any mammal, bird, fish, or insect for any reason because those creatures have a “right to life.”

I assume that they oppose all wars because America’s “enemies” have a “right to life.” I assume that they oppose the death penalty because everyone incarcerated has a “right to life.”

also assume that those cheering will not only adopt all of those babies who will be born due to rape and incest, and to teenagers and mothers who cannot afford another child, but they support all of the taxpayer-supported services that will be needed to care for those babies and children after they’re born. Anything else would be really, really hypocritical, now wouldn’t it?

Cynthia Cavanaugh

Ashland