April 30, 2013
The people of the Boston area and across our country were outraged over the horrible and senseless deaths of innocent people in the bombings at the Boston Marathon. It is sad and a shame our country is apparently saturated with such people that seem to be so brainwashed they believe only people like them should be allowed to live. I am glad our president finally woke up and labeled those responsible what they are: terrorists. What took him so long to face up to fact, truth and reality?
January 2, 2013
Pray for the little ones so brutally slaughtered. Imagine being so young, in a place where you feel secure, are provided for, and have no worries. Suddenly, with no warning and with no way to prepare, your life is ended among terror, chaos, blood, and pain. Why are they doing this? You have no chance to protest and no way to defend youself. Someone who doesn't even know you has decided to kill you. We can debate assault weapons, but what about the knife attack on 22 children in China?
December 26, 2012
Lives of little ones are precious Pray for the little ones so brutally slaughtered. Imagine being so young, in a place where you feel secure, are provided for, and have no worries. Suddenly, with no warning and no way to prepare, your life is ended among terror, chaos, blood, and pain. Why are they doing this? You have no chance to protest or to defend yourself. Someone who doesn't even know you has decided to kill you. We can debate assault weapons, but what about the knife attack on 22 children in China?
October 20, 2012
Health care professionals and religious leaders joined forces with a visiting minister from California to speak out against abortion at a rally Saturday in front of the Boyle County Courthouse. Rives Grogan, who along with parishioner Frank Cruz was arrested for protesting during the vice-presidential debate at Centre College, and Danville resident Dinah Hopper organized the “sanctity of life” gathering that drew about 50 spectators. “We must speak up for the babies who cannot speak for themselves,” Grogan said during the rally.
July 17, 2012
I would think most (if not all) Christians would be strongly against abortion, even for late term babies, or even finishing killing them in cases of botched abortions after they have actually been born, same sex marriage and homosexuality. How in the world could we who claim to be Christians put our stamp of approval on or support a politician who approves of such things, whether they be Republican or Democrat? Sadly, however, apparently there are millions across this country who do vote for and support those who uphold such policies.
March 22, 2012
You can devalue a word through overuse, “genius” and “hero” spring to mind. So it is with trepidation that I use a word to describe medical procedures being required by several state legislatures to deter women from seeking abortions, but there is a time to call a thing what it is, and in this case, that word is rape. Due to a horrific political backlash and vice-presidential aspirations, Virginia's governor has backed off the requirement, but Pennsylvania and other states are plunging on with laws that require women seeking an abortion to be subjected to a transvaginal ultrasound.
October 10, 2011
When young women walk into the small downtown Danville office of the Pregnancy Resource Center, wondering whether they might be pregnant or struggling with what to do about it, Vicki Mayotte knows what it's like to be in their shoes. Now in the middle of her life with two kids of her own, Mayotte went through two pregnancies and abortions early in her life, at ages 16 and 23. “I regret it,” she says now of her abortions. “At 16, I had no business being a mother, and had somebody really sat down and discussed adoption with me, that's the choice I would have made.
September 22, 2010
Dear Editor, This is a brief response to Janet Gordon and Debbie Rozicki. In my letter to the editor, my reference was to the civil rights movement, not to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or the Voting Rights Act of 1965, both of which were, however, huge achievements of a movement that was at its most intense from about 1955-65. And yes, passage of the acts was bipartisan, and I should have said so; and yes, Lyndon Johnson knew passage would ensure the break-up of the New Deal Coalition and give the South to the Republicans.
December 2, 2009
Dear Editor, In response to the article by public health consultant Patricia West of Philadelphia (Keep religion out of health care reform, Nov. 29) I totally agree with her that there ought to be a complete separation of church and state. She apparently views abortion as totally a health issue, when, in fact, it is also a spiritual issue. She attacks the Catholics and any ecclesiastical source for their voice to Congress in "health issues" that limit women's choices.