Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Love of Lives is in Everyone’s DNA; Article 22

The passage of Article 22 would allow stopping a beating heart, thus ending a life of a human being, to become part of our Vermont Constitution.

How many of us have found a baby bird in the yard while we were walking with our children? We softly pick up the chick. We feel its beating heart. The children share our excitement as we turn the chick to the protection of its mother in the nest.

Article 22 would permit a mother to abort her baby in the 3rd trimester and stop its beating heart, preventing that child from ever knowing the love of the mother.

Please vote “No” on article 22.

Heartfelt thanks for voting “No.”

Frank Kane

Middlebury

Editor’s note: Article 22 will change nothing about current restrictions regarding pregnancy terminations in Vermont, but only prevent political imposition of new restrictions in the future. Read more about the common misinformation regarding Article 22 in a recent guest editorial by Dr. George Till, a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist who has served in the Vermont State Legislature since 2008 and is also an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UVM School of Medicine.  

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