This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion, and during these 30 years 40 million unborn babies have been aborted.
I had the privilege of participating in the March for Life on January 19, 2003 sponsored by St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church. As we came to each intersection, we repeated these phrases: “Every child has the right to life, every child has the right to happiness, every child has the right to liberty”.
I would like to warn our readers against ever choosing abortion. There are many severe medical complications, such as perforated uterus, torn cervix, infection, future inability to have a child, severe long lasting depression for the parents of the child, especially the mother and most recently studied, an increase in the chance of the mother developing breast cancer.
Late term abortion, often called “Partial Birth Abortion” never is necessary. If the mother is having complications associated with her pregnancy, the baby can be delivered alive, and cared for in a neonatal nursery.
Let us remember God’s word in Deuteronomy 30: 15-16, “See I have set before you this day and life and good, and death and evil”.
It is my prayer that pregnant women will choose life.
Kathryn H. Lewis M.D.
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That massive wagonload of political spin from the Borough Building which was disgorged across your front and inside pages Saturday, January 18, was perfect affirmation and illustration that the present Borough administration cares only for and has allegiance only to the downtown landlords.
A “beautiful downtown” does nothing for the total community. Even if all the store fronts are filled, it helps only the landlords who would then have somebody else — shoppers — to pay their bills. Oh, yes, the “lovely downtown” and its shops would offer jobs… jobs that would pay only minimum wage… and below that if the owners thought they could get away with it. Some help!
The mayor put much effort in having this town listed as low income and welfare populated in order to get state grant money. Who does she get grants for… welfare for property-bloated landlords. I think that interpretation of welfare is not quite what the state had in mind when it put the town on the low income list.
This has so far been one of the coldest winters on record. There are at least 75 homeowners shivering in dangerous, in-need-of-repair-homes, while Mayor and Council giddily seek and hand out more and more grants to a comfy few.
Why aren’t our administrators who were elected by ALL the people, ALL the taxpayers getting help with ALL the community? Where is our share of the search grants for new industries, the grants for home repairs, the grants for upgrading residential streets and sidewalks that other communities’ mayors and councils are getting… grants drawn from the tax monies we ALL pay the state and federal governments.
I’ll tell you where — they are in those communities whose officials work and care for the total community. Tyrone’s administrators obviously have the same opinion of us as Rhett Butler did for Scarlett in that famous last line of that famous book.
It appears that here, integrity, ethics and dedication to the total community have also gone with the wind.
Viva La Revolution