Nancy Simpson: Protect men, too

July 7, 2013 

Protect men, too

The “pelvic patrol” in the General Assembly insists that its restrictions on abortion providers are meant only to protect women’s health.

If legislators are sincere, because childbirth is much riskier than abortion, then surely they will make the same requirements of midwives and any medical personnel who assist in home births. How about doctors who provide in-office vasectomies? Do Republicans want to “protect” men, too, or is their only concern women’s reproductive organs?

Anybody else get the irony of the same bill that restricts women’s rights including an “anti-Sharia” clause?

Nancy Simpson, Raleigh

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