Response to letter

To the Valley News:

A recent letter writer seems to feel her choices were not supported when she had two abortions. I will never know her personal circumstances - the first time she faced an unintended pregnancy. Her personal situation may have been very different when she faced an unintended pregnancy a second time.

Maybe she sought the counsel of her family, clergy or healthcare provider. I trust that she was deeply thoughtful about her decision each time. Thankfully, she was able to obtain safe and legal abortion services. Her health was protected so that she could continue to be there for her family.

Choosing to terminate a pregnancy, place a baby for adoption or parent are very personal decisions. Women deserve accurate information and counseling free of personal judgment about all of their options. Government and politicians need to stay out of these complex, personal decisions. Trust women, as I do.

Kathryn Reinhardt


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