Human rights are yielding to corporate profit

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The Supreme Court supports the right of employers to limit birth control. 

Employers attempt to restrict employees’ behavior during private time.

The twisting of the Constitution allows access to weapons that did not exist when the laws were written, and this is more important than mass school shootings.

And on and on …

Smoking is an easy target for public support because this habit more than others is the bane of public opinion. It is easy to miss the forest for the trees.

I appreciate letter writer Lorraine Amorelli’s cutting through the smoke and mirrors (“UPMC Goes Too Far,” July 14) and addressing the real issue — financial — and reminding us of one more example of manipulating public opinion and the ongoing erosion of human rights in service to corporate profit.

DIANE PEEPELS MAZEFSKY
Squirrel Hill


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