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Letter: Legislating women's reproduction

One day before the Democratic governor is expected

One day before the Democratic governor is expected to meet with leading women's groups, Senate co-leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) said he isn't budging on abortion. Credit: Steve Jacobs, 2010

Once again, Roe v. Wade is central in legislation ["Skelos to block abortion rights vote," News, June 6].

Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) has indicated he will not consent to bringing a measure to the floor that contains language protecting a woman's right to abortion.

Why is he afraid? Why not send legislation indicating that men cannot have a vasectomy? How would Skelos feel about that? Since when should men have the right to tell women what they should do with their bodies?

Let's give women the right to tell men what to do with their bodies. No more mustaches, beards, tattoos or vasectomies.

Lionel T. Bauman, Baldwin