Reproductive freedom



To the Editor:

The Republican-controlled Congress has, once again, shown their complete disregard for more than half the population of the United States. Women can now be denied birth control by their employers for any reason (“religious” or “moral”) and then because of lack of reproductive freedom, the low-income children that result will be not have access to the Children’s Health Insurance Program due to failure of this Congress to reauthorize it.

Remember that picture of all men sitting around a conference table planning ways to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act? Do these Republican men think that women and children are expendable persons? It’s clear that they do.

It’s time all women rise up and register to vote in record numbers to oust these Republican “law-makers” who care not a jot for the health and futures of their female partners, daughters, sisters, mothers, nieces and granddaughters.

Janet Leston Clifford

Mount Desert

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