By Wren Osborn
February 26, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) --I do not think the anti-abortion groups should be allowed to lay claim to the name "pro-lifers."
After all, they now want Congress to pass a law to prohibit abortions needed to save a woman's life.
Many anti-abortionists have advocated taking that step for years. Too many of them call for violence and a few have even advocated killing or have killed those who provided abortions.
Certainly eliminating funds for screenings for cancer, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, as the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has just voted to do with the Pence Amendment to H.R. 1, cannot be considered “pro-life.”
How many poor women may now die because they couldn’t afford these vital health screenings?
Wren Osborn is a resident of El Cajon. The opinions in this editorial reflect the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of East County Magazine. If you wish to submit an editorial for consideration, contact firstname.lastname@example.org