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Hundreds rally for abortion rights, against the ban

Protesters hold a brief die-in, blocking Fourth Street after a rally for abortion rights and in opposition of the ban recently passed by the Missouri legislature, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com.

Slavery was supposed to have been abolished 154 years ago. No one should have the right to take control over another person. Yet that is exactly what the governments of Alabama and Missouri have decided is legal. Our government should not have the right to decide what health care we get just because we are female. Termination of a pregnancy must remain legal for a number of reasons, both medical and psychological.

Gayle Martini • St. Ann