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I didn’t know I was pregnant for 10 weeks | Letters
Here’s what readers are saying in Tuesday’s letters to the editor.
Aqsa, a five-month old baby evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, is carried through the terminal to board a bus at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Chantilly, Va., on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Aqsa, a five-month old baby evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, is carried through the terminal to board a bus at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Chantilly, Va., on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) [ GEMUNU AMARASINGHE | AP ]
Published Sep. 7

I saw what neglect does

Florida might be next to limit freedom of choice | Editorial, Sept. 3

When are legislators going to stop trying to control women’s bodies? I did not know for 10 weeks that I was expecting, with both children. Fortunately, for me, those children were conceived in love, and with them we became a caring family. What about those women who find themselves in the same condition but different circumstances of conception? Those women deserve to make decisions with their doctor about what to do. As a public educator, I saw what happens when children are not priorities of birth parents. I saw abuse and neglect and hunger and broken children. When a baby is born, it should be wanted by the parents who will love and care for it unconditionally to become a productive citizen, not abandoned or neglected and to who knows what kind of life? Don’t try to legislate what women should do. Women know if they are ready to have a child.

Carol Hess, Hudson

Next up, Florida

Florida might be next to limit freedom of choice | Editorial, Sept. 3

Texas legislators, with the acquiescence of the U.S. Supreme Court, just imposed sharia law on Texas women. Imagine who will try next?

Ron Hammerle, Brandon

Put teeth in Medicare

White House hopes to quicken Medicare’s dental expansion | Sept. 2

It is ridiculous not to implement a needed benefit long overdue for seniors and those on Medicare simply because it will take a long time to get it going. For those of us on Medicare to continue to enrich dentists with these high costs associated with needed procedures and too many failing to correct our issues, yet us spending thousands with no recourse is insane, so most cannot afford dental work till an emergency on their health and too late to save the teeth. It’s time to have a real honest dental plan with honorable dentists on board that truly helps us keep or replace needed dental work without a new mortgage payment needed.

Angelo Bonanno, Spring Hill