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A fetus doesn’t have the right to negatively impact a woman’s life

To The Daily Sun,

A fetus is not a separate individual. It is not a separate person, therefore the rights of a fetus do not override the rights of a women who decides to terminate her pregnancy for whatever reason she chooses. If a fetus were a separate life, it would be entitled to the rights we all enjoy. But it is part of another's biological system and the owner of that biological system has the right to decide that system's present and future state. It is not up to any other biological system (or set of ovaries) to decide for her.

A fetus does not have the right to negatively impact a women's health, her career, her family's economic status, or her life plan in any way. It is ironic that the majority of these forced-birth activists are the same crackpots who want to deprive a poor family of assistance after an unplanned pregnancy. At the same time they want to restrict access to contraception and health care. Some holier-than-thou lunatics even want to ban contraception. These are the crazed religious fools that will fight to the death for a fetus and then attack welfare and food stamps benefits for these mothers (or murder an abortion provider).

With fundamentalist crazies, it's okay for born children to go without food, shelter, a good education, and health care. And the self-righteous sociopaths vote that way, too. These are the same people that blame poor people for being poor when there are still fewer jobs than seekers. They are worthy of our deepest contempt.

While religious nuts scream "murder" like they are jacked up on the psychotic juices of a their pathologically jealous, violent, murderous biblical God with its horrid examples of genocide, cruel and unusual punishments, and of course, eternal torture, the U.S. Supreme Court sides with a women's choice. When these psychos accuse people of murder, they also incite and legitimize violence which since 1977 has included hundreds of crimes including murder, assault, bombings, vandalism, and arson. And don't forget the phony edited videos which led to the murderous shooting rampage in Colorado this year.

Forced-birth activists have lost huge and will likely never recover after 2016. The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down major TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider) laws as unconstitutional. TRAP laws are designed to ultimately infringe on the right of a woman to choose with sleazy underhanded get-around-the-law laws. And soon, there will be another choice-friendly justice on the court after Hillary is inaugurated. This year the court has dealt severe blows to the religious fanatics of 11 states who craft laws to make it nearly impossible for women to even make her legal and constitutional choice. The Texas TRAP law is now blocked and that sets precedent. Ten more states with TRAP laws are now on the chopping block after the Texas decision. Six have been challenged in court already. The religious ninnies have lost just as the anti-gay religious bigots have.

Oh, did I mention that five states have had their Voter ID laws blocked this year? Schadenfreude to you, democracy and liberty-loathing wing nuts.

James Veverka


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No, we’re not ‘deplorable,’ we are simply paying attention

To The Daily Sun,

It occurred to me to ask my wife if she thought we were among the "basket of deplorables" that Clinton said makes up 50 percent of Trump's supporters. "No," she assured me. Perhaps we are part of the other half that is "frustrated by hard times and merit(s) sympathy" according to Hillary. I think maybe we belong to a third group — a group that is simply paying attention.

When the DNC chair was forced to resign in disgrace after being caught red-handed trying to tilt the election in Hillary's favor, thereby depriving Bernie Sanders supporters of their rights, Hillary named her honorary chairwoman of her campaign instead of admonishing such blatantly corrupt behavior. We also recall that months ago, when asked if her server was "wiped," she responded by asking "... with a cloth or something?" Come to find out that even when using sophisticated file shredding technology it can be difficult to eliminate every trace of those yoga lessons and other interesting tidbits.

For example, we now know that if you are an executive with the Clinton Foundation and want to get diplomatic State Department passports under the table, you could just send an email to Madame Secretary's top aide, Huma Abedin. That's among a number of emails that we're pretty sure they hoped would never see the light of day.

Surely Anne and I aren't perfect, but considering all the smoking guns, perhaps we aren't quite so racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise deplorable as Hillary suggested. However, we surely are frustrated as are millions of honest, law-abiding Americans who have grave concerns with the prospect of electing such a blatantly unethical individual as Hillary Clinton to the most powerful job on earth.

With rising world dangers, a bankrupt treasury, a crumbling military, a disintegrating infrastructure, and an abysmal K-12 educational system that has left a generation of young Americans largely unqualified to meet tomorrow's challenges, it seems crystal clear to us that a brand new direction is long overdue.

Jim Buttolph

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