? Editor's note:
This letter is in response to an Opinion page commentary by The Reporter editor Peggy Briester:
I am outraged, indeed, Ms. Breister, but not for the reasons you indicated. If you are truly outraged at politicians making medical decisions for you and your health care, you must be seeing red at Obamacare, which will dictate who you see, when you are treated and what treatments will be available for you.
You say you are in favor of having the choice whether to abort a child. I doubt that you would disagree with me that education is the best means of making wise and accurate decisions. Having all the facts is the best way of making the most informed choice possible. And what better way of having all the facts than having an ultrasound?
I, too, know many women who regret having an abortion because they were not aware of the child growing inside of them, were mistakingly informed that it was merely a mass of tissue and have lived to regret it. I'm sure you would be the first to lead the way in having all women presented with all the facts to make the best choice possible for them, their future and their child. There is much information for women who decide to make the selfless decision and carry the baby and give the child a chance at life and possibly an infertile couple to become loving parents.
I couldn't agree with you more that politicians have no place in deciding our health care for us. And I will back you 110 percent in reversing Obamacare and the over-reaching effects it will have on every man, woman and child in this country. However, you are confusing Obamacare and government intrusion with "Sonya's Law," which simply wants women to make the most informed, educated decision possiblewith no regrets down the road - for them or their unborn child.