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Letter: On marriage, abortion and birth control

If states regulate marriage laws, then the feds and the many states must honor that and give benefits to those who are married. Ruling that way makes sense.

A marriage lets the world know that the couple can be counted on as a building block of society. Living together hasn’t that more serious implication. There’s a certain pride in taking that public step because it indicates adult realities as commitment, growth, participation, seriousness of purpose, stability for children. Those factors hold us steady when emotional unpredictability, quite predictable in any relationship, shows up.

North Dakota is working toward a Supreme Court showdown. Good. If a woman is forced to bear a child, then she becomes a slave, which is unconstitutional.

Making birth control easily and widely available makes the most sense of all.

MARGARET VENATOR

Dunbarton

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