Letter to the editor

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Dear Editor,

From George W. Bush to Donald Trump, Republicans have played the anti-abortion card. Abortion is without question the most emotional issue of politics and morality that faces the nation today. The language of the debate is passionate and the conflicting, irreconcilable values so deeply felt. Nothing like it has separated our society since the days of slavery. Slavery dealt with the whole country while the anti-abortion issue is the work of Republican religious extremists. No comparison.

On one side are crusaders who argue on religious and moral grounds. On the other side are people who contend abortion is the right of women to have control of their bodies. Republicans continue to use abortion to divide the country.  

Ron Lowe 

Nevada City, California