LETTER: Life and Death Matters, Tom Bulger, Canandaigua Messenger

By Tom Bulgar, August 15, 2018

A doctor on CBS News was complaining about the mortality rate of pregnant women. It is the highest in the industrialized world. The Wood Library New Yorkers again discussed the lack of first-world health care in America and the criminal cost that we pay to end up ranked 37th by the World Health Organization. Mothers dying in childbirth is an obscenity. Ignoring the worst infant mortality rate among developed nations is societal infanticide. We are 28th, right behind Slovakia (“Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment,” Washington Post, Sept. 29, 2014).

What do you think about lobbyists and politicians prioritizing the enrichment of insurance companies and prioritizing campaign contributions over babies’ lives? “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” (Martin Luther King Jr.)

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