State’s members of Congress must protect abortion rights

I, like so many other voters in Washington state am appalled at the Supreme Court’s unwillingness to address the Texas restrictions on abortions. The fact that an overwhelming percentage [in political speak a “landslide”] of abortions occur after the six weeks, means that the Texas law effectively bans abortions in most cases.

Congress needs to address these restrictions and other attempts to restrict abortions on non-medical grounds that flagrantly violate the intent of religious freedom written into our Constitution.

Our long-serving member of Congress — Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Reps. Suzan DelBene and Rick Larsen — will be judged in the next election. Not only on your individual vote, but also whether you can use your skills, influence and experience to ensure that Congress acts. No more shilly-shalling. No more “waiting for the right moment.” No more waiting for the next election. No more grand plan. No more excuses!

If these restrictions are not seriously curtained by congressional action then I must assume they do not have the experience and skills needed to represent me.

I have worked all of their campaigns so far. I hope they will help me continue my support.

Gary McCaig

Lynnwood

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