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Readers React: John Cox’s absolutist anti-abortion stance won’t help him with women

John Cox
Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox speaks at a news conference in Sacramento on June 18.
(Rich Pedroncelli / AP)

To the editor: John Cox, the Republican candidate for governor, said this about abortion:

“I think anybody who has a rape and incest exception to abortion really hasn’t thought it through. Killing the baby is not going to absolve the crime of rape.”

After reading this to myself, I had to read it aloud to my husband. I then read it to a friend over the phone. I cannot believe Cox’s total disregard for the rights of women.

We are listening to you, Mr. Cox, and we will be voting.

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Judith Braun, Woodland Hills

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