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Letters to the editor for April 9, 2021

Understanding with dignity 

Menstrual cleanliness shouldn’t be regarded as a luxurious for our youngsters. In present day and civilized society, interval supplies are a wellbeing treatment requirement for students in Florida’s general public faculties. One in five girls report that they have possibly left university early or skipped college fully simply because they did not have accessibility to menstrual products to manage this biological reality.  

In 2019, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the “Dignity for Incarcerated Females Act” into law, mandating menstrual products be furnished at no charge to Florida’s female inmates. Undoubtedly, our law-abiding general public-school learners deserve the exact same.  

Current “Learning with Dignity” legislation, demanding that Florida’s K-12 public educational facilities offer sanitary napkins and tampons, awaits passage in the Florida House and Senate. You should urge your legislators to vote for S.B. 242, Understanding with Dignity, and H.B. 75, Feminine Cleanliness Merchandise in Community Educational institutions. Various states have passed very similar legislation. We can remedy this difficulty for Florida’s youth.  

Jan Healy, founder and president, Renewing Dignity Inc.  

Expand accessibility to veterinary telemedicine 

As a veterinarian, I have found firsthand the particular bond folks have with their pets, and I know pet owners normally place the desires of their animals in advance of their very own. S.B. 1370/H.B. 911 would allow for veterinarians extra adaptability to present telemedicine products and services, so senior pet house owners and other folks at significant threat for COVID-19 would no more time be pressured to pick out in between endangering their possess wellness or their pet’s.