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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Feigning Ignorance
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Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Feigning Ignorance

I very much appreciate the column by Mary Kimm [“Killing the Poor to Pay Millionaires,” Gazette Packet, June 29] deploring the threatened repeal of the ACA. It's particularly galling that many of the same conservatives who are eager to gut Medicaid and Medicare also oppose abortion. As the sister of a severely retarded woman who was enabled to live a good life by the generosity of the U. S. and Massachusetts governments, I think it highly reprehensible that conservatives feign ignorance of the reality that only with massive government support will badly handicapped babies be welcomed into the world. It's only one element of the conundrum that Ms. Kimm analyzed so energetically for your readers.

Elisabeth Vodola

Alexandria