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TO THE EDITOR: Most abortions are unwanted or coerced, many forced.

“Choice” rhetoric overlooks this evidence, plus post-abortion harm, heartbreak and higher maternal death rates.

As far back as 1987, then-Surgeon General C. Everett Koop called for a government-funded study to assess abortion’s physical and psychological impact. Congress refused to authorize such a study.

To date, no major government study has ever been done on abortion’s impact, yet privately funded studies published in major medical journals indicate that most abortions are unwanted or coerced and abortion causes trauma, deaths, reproductive damage and other psychological and physical injury and illness. (See www.TheUnChoice.com for current research.)

Research published in a major peer-reviewed journal found that, among American women who had abortions, most felt rushed, 67 percent received no counseling, 79 percent were not informed about alternatives and 84 percent felt they did not receive adequate counseling before abortion.

Americans have a right to be fully informed about unwanted abortions and other risks and aftereffects. Abortion endangers the fundamental rights and lives of both the unborn and women.

NANCY BELIZE

Willsboro

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concert

TO THE EDITOR: My husband and I went to see the Susan Richard and Crew show at the Amos and Julia Theater in Jay last night, a very enjoyable night of music.

We have paid big money to go see big stars, and we have our own star right here. Her band is Eric Klotsko on the keyboard and Don Vacar on guitar. Together they made a wonderful group.

They played to a crowd of 102 people. It was one of our biggest coffeehouse concerts put on by Jems. There isn’t anything that she can’t sing. She performed songs by Pat Benatar, Fleetwood Mac, Jewel and did her own rendition of “Amazing Grace” and “Over the Rainbow.” It gave me goosebumps.

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