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Rank hypocrisy

Now that Roe v Wade has been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, the anti-abortion crowd is crowing triumphantly that they have scored a great victory. Abortion issues will now be decided by individual states.

Already many states are poised to outlaw, or severely restrict abortion –even pregnancies that result from rape or incest.

In my opinion, the rank hypocrisy of Republicans who support these actions is evident. Republicans, particularly supporters of former President Donald Trump, have historically argued against government intrusion against individual rights. Most recently, Republicans led spirited opposition to government-imposed lockdowns, mask mandates, and even government-encouraged vaccinations, citing government overreach.

Republicans have also argued for unrestricted gun access even as mass murders sweep the nation. But I believe the abortion decision leads to government policing of bedrooms and endangers the freedom of gays to marry, the freedom of married couples to use contraceptives and the freedom of women to exercise control over their own bodies.

How is it right on the one hand to argue for unrestricted gun rights, and the unrestricted right to infect other people with Covid-19, while arguing at the same time that the government has the legal right to force a woman to have an unwanted child?

LINDA WESTRICK

State College

Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

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