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Posted at 7:47 PM ET, 03/ 5/2010

Let women decide

By Anup Kaphle

By Lisa O’Quinn
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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?

By Anup Kaphle  | March 5, 2010; 7:47 PM ET
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Comments

Of course they don't trust women. They believe that women are simple minded chattels whose only function is sex and reproduction, at their whim.

I am not saying all men believe this, but I am willing to bet that the Virginia House of Delegates majority on this vote were white, male and republican "christians".

Posted by: pmcdowell | March 6, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

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