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Letter: Walker reduces legal abortion time

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker celebrates his victory on

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker celebrates his victory on November 4, 2014. Credit: Getty Images / Darren Hauck

Kudos to Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisc.) for caring for the rights of unborn babies by signing a bill banning late-term abortion after 20 weeks of gestation ["Wisconsin's Walker signs abortion ban," News, July 21]. There's a presidential candidate showing some real leadership.

Only the United States and six other nations allow elective abortion after 20 weeks: China, North Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, The Netherlands and Canada. In May, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to stop this practice nationwide when they passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Newsday readers should know that Long Island representatives Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City), Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) voted against the bill.

R. D. Teetz, New Hyde Park