This is how Kurt Wallace responded to a letter from one of his constituents...............
Kurt Wallace Alabama House of Representatives District 42 P O Box 581 Maplesville AL 36750 firstname.lastname@example.org 334-366-4211 office 334-259-4076 Cell
On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 9:24 PM, Anathalee Sandlin wrote:
I'm not really certain why this bill is being rushed through the house
but it can't possibly be for the benefit of women no matter what you may
be hearing. This bill is meant for the sole purpose of forcing the
women's clinics in Alabama to close and I don't think some of you have
thought through what it would mean to women in the state. Closing
clinics isn't going to stop abortion in Alabama, it just means that
women will return to the days of back alleys, coat hangers and other
means to self abort. You're hurting the babies who will be born to
mothers who can't support them, don't want them or will make the child
miserable for the rest of its life because it was born. If you don't
believe me, please read some reputable information on the subject....not
the material given to you by some self-serving entity with an agenda.
If you're against this bill, thank you. If you're considering voting
for this bill, please at least give yourself time to fully understand
the implications and what passing this bill will mean to the women of
this state. We will remember, and we DO vote.
In a message dated 2/6/2013 10:36:26 P.M. Central Standard Time, email@example.com writes: Anathalee,
Stop trying to play God. If you don't want children don't get pregnant.
Only God gives life and you have no right to decide when to end it.
You're concerned about us "hurting babies who will be born to mothers
that can't support them". So rather than have a child born, and possibly
adopted by a loving family that can't have children, you would rather
KILL the child. There is a big difference between "hurt" and "kill".
Respectfully, Rep. Wallace
From: Anathalee Sandlin Reply to: Rep. Wallace
I'm a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother and I've lost three
babies due to miscarriage. During one pregnancy the fetus died in utero
and began to decompose spreading toxins throughout my body. It was in
the '60s before abortion was legal and I had to carry the poison until
my body expelled the fetus. There are more things that go on in a clinic
besides terminating a viable fetus and by trying to close them, you're
forcing women to put their lives on the line like I did over forty years
ago. Anathalee Sandlin
And a response to another e-mail
Dear Rep. Wallace Anti-choice politicians continue working to take away a woman's right to choose what is best for her and her family. Please let me know what I can do to help. With your help, we will work to ensure reproductive rights don't become a thing of the past in our state. Sincerely, Pamela Watters
On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 10:49 PM, Kurt Wallace <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Pamela,
Thank you for your concern. However, by definition a "family" is a
husband, wife, and children. If we kill all our children before they are
born we won't have any families and therefore, nothing to choose. Not
getting pregnant is not rocket science, but carelessly getting pregnant
and then killing your child is just plain wrong! Respectfully,
Reply to: Rep. Wallace
Well, why don't you come on down to the women's clinic in Huntsville
that I volunteer at & explain that to the 13 year old that was raped
by her father, or the young couple that very much wanted a baby and the
fetus had died that YOU would prefer that they not have an abortion. Or
perhaps I could put you in touch with my friend, Jennie, that was
pregnant with her wanted third child, only to find that the fetus
suffered from anencephaly, a severe congenital birth defect in which the
fetus will have no brain. Of course, I'm sure you would feel that she
should have carried out the pregnancy, even though there was a good
chance that it would kill her & leave Jennie's other two children
without a mother. I suppose if your wife and mother of your
children was told that continuing her pregnacy would kill her, you could
just find another wife and mother to your children.
Rep. Wallace, I have a much better idea. Why don't you leave medical
decisions about a woman's body to her and her physician.