How disappointing. Sen. Jack Westwood is showing his true colors in a letter he wrote to breast cancer victim Diane Brumback. His words are so sickening I’m not even going to bother to comment beyond saying he’s got a screw loose and needs to leave public office. No, this isn’t an endorsement of anyone else. But Jack needs a reality check.
From Kentucky Women:
This is what Senator Westwood wrote in a letter to me which was in response to my assertion that he hasn’t taken a progressive, strong stand as a legislator to support women’s issues. I stand by my statement. I’m now convinced more than ever that Jack Westwood does not need to be re-elected to Kentucky’s State Senate.
“I have also supported, as well as sponsored, several bills to require women to be fully informed of the procedures and potential consequences of abortion, the latest being SB 40 which would require a woman to be offered a chance, if she wishes to do so, to see an ultrasound image of her baby before she aborts her. It also would require an abortionist to have a face-to-face meeting with the woman 24 hours before the procedure, so she could be able to ask questions and receive answers before she makes a critical decision that could impact her mental and physical health for years. I am puzzled and disappointed that the Web Page Kentucky Women: Power, Passion and Politics found SB 40 “troubling” since it would only have empowered women with information, otherwise withheld.
Some information, for example, that women generally are not told is that there is a strong link between abortion and breast cancer.”