A letter to the editor I just sent to the Spartanburg Herald Journal:
South Carolina State House of Representatives is currently considering House
Bill 3245, to be heard on February 17, which would make our state the first in
the nation to require a 24 hour mandatory delay for woman seeking an abortion
after they are forced to view an ultrasound. This would require two trips to
the doctor for ALL women, no exceptions. This forced delay assumes women are
not capable of making decisions in a rational manner, and places an unfair
burden on those seeking a LEGAL medical procedure.
who feel abortion is wrong need to attack the procedure itself, instead of
trying to prevent women making a legal choice about their bodies and their
lives. However, with 52% of registered voters identifying as pro-choice, a
direct attack would surely backfire. For those who state that this delay will
prevent some women from making regrettable decisions, I offer that delays might
be helpful in other situations as well. How about a 24 hour delay required for
men before they engage in sexual intercourse with a woman of childbearing age?