Letter writer: The ethical problems of living in North Carolina

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All the area hospitals are anti-choice because they are perfectly capable of performing abortions, yet they refuse to do so. Therefore all pro-choice citizens should boycott all the area hospitals.

However, I have a certain personal problem with boycotting hospitals, that being I might die, and then I would lose my pro-choice vote. Similar problems arise when I contemplate following Bruce Springsteen’s example and boycotting North Carolina over HB2. Buy-local champions might have a problem here as well.

The only conclusion I can draw is that it is impossible to ethically live in North Carolina, and so all pro-choice people need to move to Sausalito ASAP. I hope they let us build houses when we get there. Maybe Bruce will help.

Until then, I’ll just have to keep looking for Chinese products, though hospitals don’t seem to be among them yet, coffee neither.

— Alan Ditmore

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