Letter to the Editor: ‘Pure Hypocrisy to Put on the Pro-Life Act’

Almost daily the subject of abortion makes the headlines and it has unfortunately become a political issue. The GOP by sponsoring legislation in opposition to abortion even though unnecessary has accomplished their goal of making themselves appear as the pro-life party. In Wisconsin the GOP sponsors a bill that offers no protections for life that are not already covered by federal and state laws but their actions make headlines. Because Governor Evers plans to veto the bill he has been called by one GOP legislator; pro abortion. President Trump criticized Evers and mimics rocking a baby while accusing Democrats of favoring actions killing newborns. Meaningful pro life extends far beyond life in the womb. Look at the GOP record on the protection of life after birth. They have fought to wipe out Affordable Health Care without any replacement. In Wisconsin the GOP fights the governors’ effort to expand Medicaid to cover more low income people. The most serious threat to life as emphasized by scientists is the degradation of the environment who have warned that we may have only 30 years to turn the corner. Guided by Trump we have scrapped dozens of environmental regulations and withdrawn from the Paris Climate Change accord. In Wisconsin the GOP short changes the DNR and thereby reduces that agency’s effectiveness to monitor air and water quality.

It is pure hypocrisy to put on the pro life act and then continue to support policies that adversely effect the quality and longevity of life.

George Krall

La Crosse, Wisconsin