Letter to State Sen. John Flanagan, R-East Northport.
Dear Senator Flanagan,
I am an Obstetrician who lives in Huntington. I was born at Huntington Hospital and am now proud to be the chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the hospital. My major role is to ensure the safe care of mothers and their unborn children in the Huntington community. Close to one quarter of these patients call the Dolan Family Health Center home for their obstetrical care.
It is the honor of a civil society to look after those in need. There is no greater need than an unborn child in the womb of a poor or disenfranchised mother. I am proud to live in a town that takes this honor seriously, and gladly pay my taxes to support such efforts. To consider reducing such a subsidy should be considered intolerable. Close the golf courses, stop cutting the grass in the parks, limit support to the arts, but don't let an unborn child receive less than a high quality of local care.
I have been volunteering at the Dolan Family Health Center and see the care and support the mothers receive. You should be proud to represent a district that has such a quality health center.
Thank you for your continued support, I am told you have been a champion for our patients. Keep it up.
Bob Scanlon, MD