Answers letter


This is a rebuttal to a letter to the editor directed at me. It would be great that if someone were to claim I (or anybody) is a liar, I (or anyone) could be given a moment to provide the reference so the writer won’t be publicly embarrassed, nor me, who is having my credibility challenged.

To Kitty Backes who couldn’t follow the article’s reference to sterilization of minors, here is one such reference from the Health Resources and Services Administration website http://www.hrsa.gov/womensguidelines/#footnote2. Scroll down to the section titled, “Health Resources and Services Administration Supported Women’s Preventive Services: Required Health Plan Coverage Guidelines. Non-grandfathered plans and issuers are required to provide coverage without cost sharing consistent with these guidelines in the first plan year (in the individual market, policy year) that begins on or after August 1, 2012.” Go down to the sixth box, in the middle, it states, “All Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity.”

I never mentioned ‘Death Squads’ and when I reference something, I do my homework.

Randy Dutton

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