Wrongly criticizing Pitts
TO THE EDITORS:
Ms. Losco's letter of March 20, criticizing Rep. Joe Pitts' vote on the Violence Against Women Act is a sad attempt to deceive the public and attack the congressman's faith.
I am disappointed that Ms. Losco not only chose to distort the facts, but also turned a political disagreement into a personal attack. Congressman Pitts rejected the changes made to the legislation, which was originally written with bipartisan support.
The revised bill does not protect all women equally but instead permits funding for groups that specifically categorize women according to their sexual orientation. All programs and victims of domestic and sexual abuse should receive equal access to these funds, regardless of sexual preference.
If you're going to question Rep. Pitts' religion and proclaim that he does not support women's rights, then you're forgetting that he supports one of our most fundamental rights: the right to life.
Rep. Pitts has been an unapologetic opponent of abortion, which has been used to specifically terminate a pregnancy once the sex of the child is determined. In most cases, these children are female.
To conclude that the congressman's vote means that he does not support prosecuting offenders or is helping to lead a fight against women is unfair and untrue.