LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Politicians shouldn't be involved in women's health choices

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST

Forty years ago this month, the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that recognized that a pregnant woman has a right to make her own decision about whether to have a child or have an abortion. Since then, some politicians have tried to wrestle that decision out of a woman’s hands. In the past two years alone, these efforts have reached record levels with elected representatives passing 135 provisions designed to interfere with a woman and her family’s private decision about abortion.