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Letters To The Editor 4/13/2019

April 13, 2019 GMT

Pride in Lady Bucks

Editor: In 1949 Hall of Fame golfer Ben Hogan was involved in a life-threatning auto crash.

Both of his legs were crushed and he was never able to take walking for granted again. After a year of recovery, he entered a tournament and tied for first place after regulation play. In an 18-hole playoff the next day, he lost.

Legendary sportswriter Grantland Rice wrote that Hogan put in a valiant performance, but added, “His legs were not strong enough to carry his heart around.”

The Dunmore Lady Bucks did not win the recent PIAA Class 3A championship basketball game, but showed immeasurable heart. That heart will help sustain the players for everything that life will dish out to them in their many years ahead.

All Dunmoreans are proud of the Lady Bucks. The future of the borough is in good hands with citizens such as those young women to help all of us along.




Biden’s flaws minor

Editor: These 20-somethings and 30-somethings need to grow up, especially those in Congress.

These first-year elected members of Congress, particularly women, waltzed into office and want to take over and change the country. Everyone, regardless of job or position, has to pay dues. You don’t walk into any job and take over.

The accusations against former Vice President Joe Biden are beyond ridiculous. Biden has more integrity in his little finger than all the politicians in Washington, D.C., combined. Women who complain that they felt uncomfortable being touched have joined those who want their 15 minutes of fame, to get their face on TV and their names becoming part of the household conversation. There never was any intent or actual sexual contact in these encounters.

Yet the new members of Congress want to use this against Biden should he announce his candidacy for president. These people are simply not thinking. There is no one, not a single person, who has the experience with foreign countries that Biden has. Stop and think how much we need that. By the time the current president leaves office,we won’t have a single ally left.

The United States cannot survive without our allies. Also, not a single candidate running for president has the general experience that Biden has. We desperately need to turn this country around. Please stop and think about that. We have that person in Biden.




‘Unplanned’ gripping

Editor: After leaving the movie theater I feel like I just experienced a nightmare.

However, it was reality, a massive punch in the stomach of reality.

The movie “Unplanned” is beyond anything I have ever seen or could have imagined. Perhaps that is because it’s based on a true story about someone who climbed the ladder to become a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic and eventually became that organization’s worst nightmare. Any person who sees this movie will be affected.

I beg everyone to see the movie. I also ask that when you look at your children, grandchildren, or any child, try to imagine what your world would be like without them.

Then, when you enter the voting booth remember which party condones and which party condemns abortion. It wasn’t too late for Abby Johnson, the woman in the movie, and it’s not too late for you, either.




Record overlooked

Editor: Regardless of political or religious views there are some things I have not seen discussed in recent media coverage of the debate about making abortion illegal.

Maybe too much time has passed for people to remember. In the early 1960s abortion was illegal in Massachusetts. I was in nursing school then in Boston. The laws seemed to do little to change attitudes toward abortion. People with money were always able to find a well-trained doctor willing to operate, often in his office after hours. Those who did not have the means were always able to find a less-reputable and untrained person — we called them back-alley butchers. Others resorted to ill-advised folk remedies and do-it-yourself procedures.

I saw several young women die. It was all illegal and it didn’t matter. I firmly believe the answer is comprehensive education about sex, about childbirth, about what happens after a child is born.

I have two grown adopted children. One was given up because, at age 5, she was considered too old — people hoping to adopt wanted an infant. The other had congenital medical problems — huge challenges for a single parent.

A few years ago here in Wayne County an unwanted newborn was killed. Had the young father known that he could have left that baby at the local hospital with no repercussions perhaps that story would have ended differently.

I’m told there are 15,000 children in Pennsylvania alone waiting to be adopted.

It would be nice to believe that this could be left up to families to do the educating, and many do, but obviously many do not.

That brings us to the sad situation we now face.




Undue condemnation

Editor: The governor of Mississippi recently signed into law a ban on abortions when a fetal heart beat is detected about six weeks into a pregnancy.

However, the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York considered this action to be “cruel and clearly unconstitutional” as it pertains to the mother (Times-Tribune, March 22) and vowed to fight it.

Forget about the “unconstitutional” part of the objection. What I have difficulty with is this decidedly distorted perception of cruelty. According to the center, there’s nothing cruel about ripping out a fetus after a heartbeat registers.

Rather, cruelty lies in the inability, by law, of the pregnant mother to have the choice to abort a fetus at that stage of development. Some common definitions of cruelty include terms such as harshness, brutality, ruthlessness, barbarity, inhumanity and even atrocity. New York would do well to be more judicious in its choice of terminology. It could lead to confusion.




Laughable opinion

Editor: I can’t stop laughing since I read a letter that said don’t blame Democrats for trying to save our democracy.

Is that person for real or is he blind and can’t hear what is happening?

This is going to be the worst thing that ever happened in this country. After the facts come out, we will see who is corrupt. This makes Richard Nixon look like a saint.

I would never make a judgment until the facts are in. This has to do with corruption, using high government agencies to their advantage to try to ruin a person.

It seems that party comes first.