To the editor: Respecting life is core value

Our lives become better when all life is respected.

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT

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The writer of “Restricting abortion,” Nov. 10, does not want “religious beliefs” as an agenda supporting Senate Bill 155. Abortion is not a “religious beliefs” issue. It is a human rights issue.

We elect officials to represent us based on their political platform and beliefs. We want to know where they stand on issues. That determines how we vote. Becoming an advocate for the unborn places values of our society at the forefront. Our politicians are elected to uphold human rights issues.

The writer believes we have greater issues to deal with, such as clean water, access to education, good jobs, and ending gun violence. These issues need to be addressed, but what good will it do us if we kill the unborn?

Basic biology doesn’t need religion to tell us unborn children have the right to life. Unborn children are innocent humans and their innate right to life must be protected.

When life is respected from the womb to the tomb, our lives become richer and all these other issues will fall into place.



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Civics ignorance

I read with interest the story “Will pot use keep Neil Young from U.S. citizenship?,” Nov. 13, about Neil Young wanting to become a U.S. citizen.

He is our neighbor to the north. He said he answered many questions in an interview, which included a civics test. This got me wondering how many U.S. born citizens could pass this test.

I once worked with a young lady who didn’t know where or even what the Oval Office was. I don’t know if she ever voted. Probably not.

And that may be a good thing.