Letter: Trump has opportunity to put women back in ‘cages’

Editor,

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s resignation from the Supreme Court gives Donald Trump the opportunity to put women back in their cages.

Trump told Chris Matthews that a woman who had an abortion should be punished. He said that any Supreme Court Justice he appoints will have to agree to vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, which would make it lawful for any state to take away a woman’s right to a legal abortion.

If Trump’s nominee to replace Kennedy is confirmed by the Senate, the red states are going to need more jail cells.

After criminalizing abortion, what’s next? Until 1965, when Griswold v. Connecticut was decided, states could make it illegal for married couples to buy or possess contraceptives. Until the Eisenstadt v. Baird decision in 1972, states could prosecute unmarried couples for doing so.

The logical next step to protecting the rights of the unborn is protecting the rights of the unconceived. For years now, some companies have been trying to do just that, demanding to be allowed, on religious grounds, to deny their employees health insurance coverage for contraceptives.

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater.

Had a wife and couldn’t keep her.

He put her in a pumpkin shell.

And there he kept her very well.

Ann Adams,

Oak Harbor

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