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Letter to U.S. Rep. Mulvaney on birth control compromise 

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I am a Roman Catholic from St.Matthew’s parish in Charlotte and a registered nurse with almost 50 years in the health profession. I’m OK with the compromise.
Any religious follower who chooses to use birth control, sterilization or “morning after” pills (with the emphasis on individual choice here) has already decided for themselves which avenue they will pursue, regardless of their beliefs. If their health insurance company is willing to provide these methods to them, then that is strictly the business of the individual and the provider. The employer is not even involved.
I have extensively researched the Affordable Health Care Act and listened to all the pros and cons.
Some parts need work done on them, but let’s not throw out the baby with the bath water. Repealing the whole act is a poor choice. All congressmen need to work together to fine tune this most-needed piece of legislation, not just take the axe to it.
Until you have faced devastating mental or physical illness in your family, lost your health coverage by becoming unemployed, have pre-existing conditions that insurance companies cite to deny new coverage to you and your loved ones or have late teen children who are no longer eligible for coverage on their parent’s policy, you will never understand how detrimental all of these are to the general population.
Kudos to President Barack Obama for at least starting the ball rolling here.
And I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ’s notable words, “Whatever you do for the least of my brethren, you do for me.”

Maureen Pizzo
Indian Land