With Texas’ abortion ban, who are we to decide the Taliban?

To the editor: I am a 75-yr-old Vietnam War veteran with two daughters and two…

To the editor: I am a 75-yr-old Vietnam War veteran with two daughters and two granddaughters. I adopted the war in Afghanistan for the past 20 years. I assistance the close of U.S. navy involvement in that nation and am gravely involved for Afghan girls and girls as the Taliban regains regulate.

But take into account the United States. Texas handed a legislation that efficiently bans abortion right after six weeks of being pregnant, taking away the suitable of females to manage their personal bodies. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to block the legislation, gutting the longstanding rights of women confirmed by Roe vs. Wade.

Who are we to decide the Taliban when governments in our individual nation can take management of a woman’s system? A earth apart from Afghanistan, the United States must just take a excellent look at itself and ask the tough concern: Are we so various when it arrives to how we address gals and ladies?

Robert L. Graham, Manhattan Seashore


To the editor: Though The Periods has manufactured a brave work in its editorial to negate the legitimacy of the Texas regulation denying abortions immediately after 6 months, you fail to see the justice of this problem.

As an unbiased voter, I believe the U.S. Supreme Court docket made a gross error of justice with Roe vs. Wade, for it failed to use justice for all. Real justice calls for that there be humane therapy of all human beings, like pre-born young children.

Texas is basically marketing those people children’s lawful legal rights and defending the dignity and personhood of all human lifetime. The principle of the 14th Modification is staying adopted by not denying “to any person within just its jurisdiction the equal protection of the legal guidelines.”

Wesley Stalnaker, Valencia


To the editor: Quite a few who oppose vaccination and mask mandates like to claim, “My system, my preference.” The exact same conventional need to be applied to females and their right to abortion.

A lot of folks are ignorant of the late communist Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. He outlawed all access to abortion and contraception, which resulted in orphanages stuffed with undesirable, neglected small children. Quite a few women died of unsafe techniques, and sexuality became a thing to anxiety, not be liked.

Is this what Texas would like?

Women should really have the proper to an abortion without the need of these silly limitations. Of course, wealthy Texans will not have a difficulty, as they can fly everywhere to get a lawful abortion. I don’t see these holier-than-thou individuals presenting economical help to women and families who cannot afford to pay for a different mouth to feed. Guys must choose a lot more obligation as nicely in stopping undesirable pregnancies.

So to these in Texas, be mindful what you wish for, since the future undesired kid born may well be yours. Then what?

P.S. Hayes, Very long Seaside