A recent letter in the Deseret News lauded a South Dakota law forcing doctors to tell women seeking abortions that the procedure will end a human life and will increase the likelihood of suicide and suicidal thoughts.

The letter writer and lawmakers opposed to common-sense preventative solutions see this law, which is medically inaccurate at best and unethical at worst, as some victory against Planned Parenthood, but fail to see the detrimental burden it places on women and men in difficult situations.

Planned Parenthood supports the right of a woman and her doctor, family and friends to make the decisions best for her, not strangers in different cities and even different states.

We will always fight against any regulation or obstacle that prevents women and families from making the best decisions for their health.

Joey Richards

Salt Lake City