To the editor:
The Roe v. Wade ruling curtails rights to privacy for women, and it is grossly unequal. Many states will now force women to have children with no exceptions.
This is undemocratic and authoritarian. It was a radical judgment. The ruling now sets a precedent to curtail even more rights.
The majority of citizens do not want this. The arguments made in this country surrounding abortion are tainted in purposeful divisiveness politically, and, worse, they are racist and sexist from their inception.
The days of aggressive moderation and equivocation no longer work. We have gone backwards in our rights now.
To be “fiscally conservative, but social liberal” clearly did not work.
Bottom line: A woman no longer has equal protection under the law in nearly half the states. I am worried about the safety of women in our country. California should do everything in its power to keep them safe.
Andrew R. Fowle