Let women decide
By Lisa O’Quinn
I am writing in response to the Virginia House of Delegates’ vote to reallocate the money paid by Virginia League of Planned Parenthood supporters to a fund to support pregnant women [“Split over plate for Planned Parenthood,” Virginia Politics, Feb. 17].
Hundreds of supporters of Planned Parenthood have already paid $25 to the license-plate fund to support pregnancy prevention services. We have just as much right as any other group to have a license plate promoting our beliefs, especially since we supported this effort with our own money. I certainly hope the House reverses its decision, but if it does not, I wholeheartedly support efforts by abortion rights advocates to take this issue to court.
House members say that they voted their consciences, but I view their decision as an act of deceit and robbery. Do these members not trust women to make their own decisions about their money or their bodies?
Posted by: pmcdowell | March 6, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse
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