Women’s rights


Re the Aug. 12 column Women’s rights ‘champions’ don’t speak for everyone: Finally, a coherent voice regarding Wendy Davis and Sandra Fluke and their lock-step supporters who want to portray their viewpoint as the one and only.

I’m an independent, middle-class woman who paid for her own birth control and am a reluctant supporter of early-term abortion. Davis’ opposition to abortion-clinic oversight and reform was appalling. After Kermit Gosnell’s butchery of babies, it’s inconceivable that anyone would not understand the horror of late-term abortion or the need for safe, sanitary conditions for legal ones.

Fluke’s expectation that I pay for her birth control is insane. Why is it OK for her or anyone to think that someone else should pay their tab for birth control? Where does it end?

Jeannette Graham, Coral Gables

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