Letter to the Editor: Six reasons to vote yes on 6


On Nov. 7, students will vote on Referred Law 6, yes if they are against abortion, and no if they are for it.

Here are six reasons to vote Yes on Referred Law 6:

1. Abortion hurts women: Women who’ve had abortions are more likely to suffer depression, suicide, drug abuse, have problems with later pregnancies and many other physical and psychological side effects. The fact is that abortion is convenient for society because women are made to shoulder the burden that society, and especially men, don’t want to carry.

2. Abortion kills a child: Your heart began beating 18 days after conception. “Terminating a pregnancy” stops the beating heart of a human being.

3. Abortion does not treat any known diseases: If a pregnant woman has cancer, the treatment is chemotherapy, not abortion. In Section 4, the law states that, “medical treatment provided to the mother by a licensed physician which results in the accidental or unintentional injury or death to the unborn child is not a violation of this statute.”

4. Rape and incest victims will have the same treatment available to them they now have.

5. Ending abortion helps stop child abuse: Child molesters cover their tracks by taking their victims to get abortions. In other states, prosecutors have to sue abortion providers to make them cooperate in apprehending child molesters.

6. Referred Law 6 ends abortion as birth control: Over 96% of all abortions are performed as a means of birth control.

Andi HellandFreshman human development and family studies major and member of Jacks for Life