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Vail Daily letter: Women are advocating

Linda Zerangue
Vail, CO, Colorado

In response to Lou Schultz’s opinion that women need to stand up for themselves and become activists for their rights: He obviously is not aware of the many women’s organizations that are doing just that.

To name two: Planned Parenthood, which defends a woman’s right to choose, and Americans United for Life, which defends the right to life of the unborn. Two opposing organizations of women, and men, but involved women standing up for what they believe and demonstrating on the streets of the world.

Women have organized to help empower other women, to create health care for children and families worldwide, to help families in crisis, to empower teens, etc.

Granted, these are not all formed by women, but are very much supported by the efforts of selfless women working tirelessly for others, not only themselves. Women are teaching other women locally and worldwide to take responsibility for themselves and not expecting the government or anyone to take care of them.

If you are speaking of the recent news about government supporting women’s “health” issues in the form of birth control and the right to abortions, there are women who are speaking before Congress to have the right not to use their tax money to support these “health” issues.

These services are available now to all women. They are not being denied these services. They are only being denied our government paying for these services.

I do agree with you on one thing in your commentary. More women are needed in local, state and federal government so that we can have a greater voice in all issues which concern the quality of life of our citizens. And most of all, women need to take responsibility for themselves and their choices.

Thanks for letting me share my opinion.

Linda Zerangue

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