Yes on 1B for the sake of the unborn |

Yes on 1B for the sake of the unborn

Suzanne Bertram, M.D., MSPH - Breckenridge

Please consider the fetus of the newly pregnant restaurant worker, bartender or musician.

Shouldn’t that future child be exposed to clean air as opposed to hundreds of toxins at an extremely important time in development?

What about the freedom of the unborn child to develop in a climate as free of toxins as possible?

Please do not answer these questions with the response that the pregnant woman should quit her job immediately at a time when she may most need the income earned from this job. It takes time to find another job with similar income.

Also, many women do not have regular menstrual cycles or may have become pregnant while using birth control, so it is not infrequent that even an educated, aware woman may have a delayed recognition of her pregnancy. Or for some reason she may be in denial of her pregnancy.

Even if she is aware and willing to quit her job, she really does not know if the fetus is viable until after the first, critical twelve weeks of development.

Let’s give our future children as many advantages as possible. Please vote yes on County Referred Question 1B.

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