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A woman’s right to abortion is not about freedom of religion

Steve Collins (“Quit trying to change beliefs,” Feb. 10) brought up the separation of church and state (or if you want to be fancy, the establishment clause) in an argument against having abortions preformed in a county-funded institution because “the county would be supporting one religious view over another.”

This is curious since a woman’s right to a safe abortion is not about religious freedom, it is about a woman’s right to make her own health choices.

The abortion issue is not about religion, it is about a woman’s control of her life. If you do not morally agree with abortion, then don’t have one. You have made your own moral choice. The courts have said that no one else has the right to make that moral decision for a woman. 

“The right of privacy S is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.” (Roe v. Wade, 1973).

Don’t forget, Mr. Collins, that you’re not the only one paying taxes. I may not choose to have an abortion due to my personal convictions, but I still stand up for the right of each woman to make her own health and moral choices.

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