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I read Sen. Stacey Guerin’s personal account explaining why she, as a legislator, will vote against abortion rights in Maine. I understand that abortion is against her religious principles; she believes that God has a plan that compels her to vote as she does. However, my religious beliefs are not in line with hers; I don’t believe like her.
Why does she or any elected official think they have the power to force others to adhere to the tenets of a religion they do not belong to? Under the US Constitution, we have freedom of religion in America. I’d like to think it means freedom from state-imposed religious laws.