Letter: Is it really all plain and simple?


In the Oct. 27 Op-Ed, “When Roe v. Wade Was Overturned, Colorado Democrats Fought Back,” authors Sen. Jessie Danielson, D-Wheat Ridge, Rep. Lisa Cutter, D-Littleton, and Sen. Tammy Story, D-Conifer stated, “access to reproductive health care, including abortion care, should be the fundamental right of all Americans, plain and simple.”

The last three words of this sentence, “plain and simple,” I feel were flipid, unsettling and disturbing to me.

Those three words left me empty and saddened because, in my opinion, there is nothing plain and simple about reproductive health care or abortion care.

Yet, according to the Cornell School of Law, Legal Information Institute, reproductive health care is described as, “reproductive health services provided in a hospital, clinic, physician’s office, or other facility, and includes medical, surgical, counseling or referral services relating to the human reproductive system, including services relating to pregnancy or the termination of a pregnancy.”

It would make greater sense to me and I believe all Americans, if reproductive health care was given a more definitive name—abortion health care, plain and simple.

Nevertheless, I continue to believe there is nothing plain and simple about an individual who has no voice in his or her future.  

I believe there is nothing plain and simple about an individual who has no decision-making power over his or her own life.

I believe there is nothing plain and simple when it comes to matters of human life verses human death.

I personally support and highly applaud the actions of what the three democratic public officials; Sen. Jessie Danielson; Rep. Lisa Cutter; and Sen. Tammy Story referred to as the “hyperpartisan, conservative U.S. Supreme Court.”

I believe the U.S. Supreme Court made the right decision to officially reverse Roe v. Wade.

It’s just that ‘plain and simple’ to me.

John Malito, Arvada

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