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Abortion is a moral issue

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To the Editor;
The Maine Legislature recently passed a bill allowing abortions to be labeled a health care issue and covered under taxpayer insurance. I will state right off that I do not believe in abortion, but even if I did, my common sense would tell me that pregnancy should be covered by private or taxpayer insurance. However, if this pregnancy is aborted by choice, how can this “choice” be considered a medical condition covered by taxpayer insurance?

I feel that it would be more prudent for our Legislature to work diligently on providing more support and counseling programs for these young girls and women. There are many couples in our communities who would love to have children, but are unable to conceive. Perhaps the Legislature should put more effort into providing our adoption agencies with less regulations and costs. From my perspective, abortion is not a medical issue, it is a moral issue.

Colleen Taylor
Shirley Mills

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