To The Daily Sun,
I am writing in response to a letter to the dditor written by Harry Mitchell of Laconia.
I'm clear that there are only two sources for your letter. Either you believe some nonsense you heard or read someplace, or you are simply spouting deliberate nonsense. So you're either a fool or a liar.
If you're a fool, at least facts can ostensibly cure you. Like the fact that no one has ever advocated for an abortion at 40 weeks. Ever. Only 1.2 percent of abortions occur at or after the 21-week mark (approximately 12,000 per year nationwide), and only seven states (and the District of Columbia) allow late-term abortions. New Hampshire is one of them. It is generally for fetuses with significant developmental deficiencies, or a late term catastrophic impact on the mother.
Hillary Clinton stated that while she opposed federal legislation specifying a cut-off for a woman's right to choose, she believed that there should always simply be "an exemption for the life and health of the mother." The Supreme Court has also held that states may not prohibit abortions, "necessary to preserve the life or health" of the mother. Which means that the viability of a fetus could be jeopardizing the life of the mother — You know, the person already alive? And every website out there that is sharing this same fabrication is religiously affiliated. And as my wife likes to say, "Keep your rosaries off my ovaries."
And if you are a liar? Well then this argument is as wasted on you as it is on the religious wing nuts who seek to control a woman's prerogative. So until you grow a womb and start launching eggs of your own, perhaps you should simply crawl back into the XY chromosome parking lot and leave women's issues where they belong — with women.
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