Thank you for the much-needed and excellent editorial in the March 15 issue (“Gag rule twists law in service of religious beliefs”) on the proposed domestic gag rule that makes a mockery of Roe v. Wade and doctors’ professional code of ethics. Ethics have been excised from this administration’s DNA.

There is also a global gag rule that every Republican president dutifully imposes, and every Democrat president rescinds. It’s apparently a time-honored tradition. Similar to the Title X proposal, it withholds U.S. funding from numerous worldwide organizations that deal with women’s health. We are also endangering the lives and well-being of countless women in the Third World most in need of reproductive services.

Bali Szabo, Hailey

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