In response to [a recent Letter to the Editor]:
To say that voting “yes” does not take away anyone’s rights is wrong. Voting “yes” will strip women of their fundamental rights, it will endanger their lives and it will make a difficult decision even harder. To take away a woman’s right to safely have an abortion will not stop women from having abortions, it will stop women from having safe abortions. To force women to endure unwanted pregnancies and bring babies into an environment where they are unwanted is evil. You say you are pro-life, but what kind of life is that for that baby/child? To force women who got pregnant in incest or rape to have a baby in a traumatic event then coparent with the abuser is insensitive and wrong.
“Adoption is always an option.” In Kentucky, 9,156 youth are in foster care. As this number is increasing, the need for loving foster parents is greater than ever. Where are these people who preach about saving the babies? There are an abundance of children awaiting loving homes, and this number will only go up if abortion is not an option for women. And as for my rights coming from “natural law and God,” my rights don’t come from your god because your god and mine are not the same. Your religion is not mine. To push your religion onto others is wrong, what happened to separation of church and state? You aren’t looking at the bigger picture, this isn’t something that is black and white. My last point is women have fought tooth and nail for 100 years to progress towards being independent and equal-class citizens. If this amendment passes, we are going back in time. This is something that will affect many generations to come. And if you think the fight will end here, you’re simply naive. This will be the decline in civil rights. This is about power and control.