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Letters to the Editor: East Rockaway, Lynbrook
Aug. 8-14, 2013


Texas has it right on abortion laws

To the Editor:

Regarding Randi Kreiss’s column “Assault on women’s rights just don’t stop,” in the July 25-31 issue:
At age 86, I am so tired of women lamenting over their “right to choose.”
Since Adam and Eve, women have had that right — but Eve chose to eat the forbidden fruit, and was cast to hell with Adam. Grow up. Whether to get pregnant or not — that is the choice.
With sex education in the schools for years, there is no excuse for an unwanted pregnancy. There is a choice of rhythm, pills, gadgets, surgery and, of course, abstinence to prevent pregnancy.
Texas has it right to improve standards since Planned Parenthood receives taxpayer funding. They and other abortion clinics should be held to the same standards as a hospital operating room. Abortion is an invasive surgical procedure that, if botched, can turn into an emergency hysterectomy to save a woman’s life. As a nurse, I’ve been there and have witnessed the uterus being pierced. Luckily, the woman was in a hospital operating room. Could an abortion clinic have switched gears like that in 10 minutes? I think not.

Planned Parenthood counsels minor females about abortion without the consent of the parents, and that what is being aborted is just tissue. Wrong! A baby’s heartbeat starts in six weeks. Unlicensed personnel have been known to administer anesthesia, and infection is a major concern.

I would suggest tha Ms. Kreiss, join a pro-life group before she campaigns so rigorously for choice, and get the facts as to what is actually happening at Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics. Pro-lifers go undercover and find out the truth as to what is really happening. Also, the liberal media has not published the fact that as abortion has increased, so has breast cancer — a distinctive link. How about that choice?

What a sad commentary on the women of America that killing the defenseless unborn is a top priority — how selfish and degrading.

Thank God for Texas, which, last month, passed one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in America. I pray the other 49 states follow suit — especially New York.

Eleanor Moffatt, Lynbrook

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Very well said Eleanor. So refreshing to hear a voice of reason.

Thursday, August 8, 2013 | Report this

Roe V Wade is the law of the land. Texas is trying to circumvent already decided law. If you feel the law is wrong, work to change it (A constitutional amendment would be required to override the Supreme Court). I'm not sure shutting clinics, preventing health care to poor women which includes counseling, birth control, pap smears and other cancer screening and education is the way to resolve unwanted pregnancies. It has been proven over and over again that 1) abstinence doesn't work with teenagers and 2) education does work.

Instead of calling yourself 'pro-life' you should be honest and admit you are just 'pro-birth'. As soon as the child is born you are fine with eliminating nutrition programs, early education programs, food stamps and a livable minimum wage.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | Report this

Great set of democrat talking points. Nobody is talking about closing clinics, preventing heath care to poor women, nobody. And please tell exactly where republicans want to, as you state, ELIMINATE nutrition programs, early education and food stamps. These are all the same tired deceitful democrat talking points that cannot be backed up. What is your definition of a livable minimum wage? Before you say $15 an hour like the food service people want, which is ridiculous, let me rmind you that the Messaiah, sorry, Obama, says it should be $9. Which I agree with.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | Report this
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