In 1964, a woman — a mother of five young children — was admitted to the Los Angeles County General Hospital bleeding profusely from her attempt to abort her sixth pregnancy. Despite vehement efforts to stabilize her, she died, leaving five young children without their mother.

Several states are currently proceeding to criminalize abortions.

Since every aspect of that procedure dwells within women's exclusive purview, are men's votes on the propriety of abortions an incursion on women's right to control their own destiny and therefore even a partial abrogation of women's right to vote?

A pause is surely in order!

Editor's Note: Dr. Marcel Binstock is a retired medical doctor who completed his internship at the Los Angeles County General Hospital from 1963 to 1964, where he observed the case mentioned in the letter.

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