To the editors of The Settler,
It disheartens me to see Yvonne Nachtigal’s editorial “New York Passes Radical Abortion Bill” published in Vol State’s newspaper. The piece is poorly reasoned throughout.
The state of New York’s bill S.240 (https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2019/S240) states that a licensed medical professional can perform an abortion in the third trimester only when “there is an absence of fetal viability” or when “the abortion is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.” Nachtigal’s central claim appears to be that the bill is an attempt to increase political tension over abortion. Nachtigal reasons that, because there are strong moral arguments against the bill, it must be a tactic to divide Americans against each other.