Letters to the Editor

Even pro-choice people realize it’s a baby

To the editor: George Fisher appears not to understand the nature of an analogy. It is a comparison of two things holding similar, not identical, characteristics. Thus I am not claiming “that slavery and abortion are the same thing.” In fact, abortion is far worse with millions more ...

Let’s try to make peace, not war with Iran

To the editor: The government claims Iran shooting down a drone off their coast is unprovoked. We violate the nuclear treaty that they are abiding to. We place devastating trade embargos on their country destroying their economy, send a naval fleet toward their shores, send more troops [as if ...

Work of many makes Community Day a success

To the editor: There are many thank yous to extend to all the volunteers who helped to make Reedsville Community Day a success. The weather was gorgeous and many, many people turned out to shop the town-wide yard sales and support the vendors and activities at Bender Park. This year, a ...

No matter how you word it, pro-life claims are faulty

To the editor: Father Weary claims, yet again, that slavery and abortion are the same thing. I completely disagree. In fact the only way that they are in any way similar is that slave owners dictated what their slave did and proponents of pro-life want to dictate what women do with their own ...

Lewistown Community Garden grateful for gifts

To the editor: Under new management for the 2019 growing season, the Lewistown Area Community Garden has been the grateful recipient of gifts from generous local businesses, organizations and individuals here in Mifflin County. We started the year in need a few items for our gardeners, and ...

Abortion, slavery victims treated as less than human

To the editor: George Fisher writes that comparisons between abortion and slavery make him “physically sick.” I wonder how he would hold up watching the movie “Unplanned”? It is the true story of a female Planned Parenthood executive’s switch to pro-lifer, when, after years of ...

ACA has achieved good things, despite its issues

To the editor: As an agriculturalist who works to advance the interests of farmers and their communities, I know that securing affordable health care is a major concern for rural families. We currently have a solid health care system thanks to Medicaid, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act. ...

To pro-choicers, abortion is extension of birth control

To the editor: I just read to a letter to the editor written in response to Father Weary’s recent posting in opposition to abortion. Mr. Fisher as well as most pro-abortionists continually make the argument that a woman has the right to make choices that should not be denied. I happen to ...

War on Drugs has not served intended purpose

To the editor: Richard Nixon started The War on Drugs in 1971. Has it been successful in removing illegal drugs from the streets? No! Despite spending trillions of dollars, there are more drugs on the streets now, they’re cheaper and being used by more people than ever before. Prohibiting ...

Comparing abortion and slavery is nonsensical

To the editor: Again, another pro-lifer is making false comparisons between slavery and abortion (two completely different subjects by the way). Again another pro-lifer is dictating to others what they should do with their body. In my previous letter, I stated that I had spoken to a local ...