Re "Abortion is serious surgery" (Letters, Sept. 3): We support Assembly Bills 271 and 154, which would protect the health of women and children.
Abortions currently are not available in half of California's counties. Waiting to get to a place where abortions are available costs time and therefore safety. We applaud AB 154 for making abortions easier to obtain. The safety of abortions provided by non-physicians has been proved by Dr. Tracy Weitz's five-year-study. AB 154 will make these safer abortions more available to women needing them.
-- Susan Fivelstad, Grass Valley, Nevada County Citizens for Choice