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More than 700k Google searches for self-induced abortions in 2016

To The Daily Sun,

Have you noticed how obsessed certain writers are about Black Lives Matter, Muslims, and now Hillary? Most of these people align with the Tea Party. If there is any group that generally reeks of racism, hatred of Muslims and immigrants, and is afflicted with Obama Derangement Syndrome, it is the Tea Party. The Tea Party has now gotten what it deserves after years of spewing their ignorant sociopathic nastiness: A narcissistic, authoritarian, racist, misogynistic, anti-immigrant, Muslim-hating, bully with the vocabulary of a 4th grader named Donald Trump. A man who will never be president yet will become very useful for Democrats in getting their message out. That is why I am rooting huuuuuugely for Donald Trump.

Then there are a couple of writers who waste time with attacks on the ACA. Its not a perfect plan because it was a Republican idea to begin with. It originated from CATO and The Heritage Foundation and was first passed in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney. It will be honed and improved upon in the years to come, as all social safety net programs are. The next step towards universal health care will be to implement the public option which conservative Democrats blocked with filibuster threats. Single-payer is not the only road to universal health care. President Hillary Clinton will do what she can to build upon the ACA and there will be no repeal. The latest enrollment period numbers are about 12.7 million in the marketplace, and very roughly 20 million total — adding Medicaid expansion, young adults staying on their parents plan, and other coverage provisions. The uninsured rate went from 20.3 percent to 11.5 percent since 2012 (1).  As far as being harmed, the breakdown is always along party lines so we shouldn't take that poll seriously. Pew Research found that 9 out of 10 Republicans were against it and 8 out of 10 Democrats supported it, so if the poll was done right, the 26 percent are majority conservatives who will say anything.

I see the "Forced Birth" activist John Demakowski is back. When it comes to liberty and equality we can all agree it means control of one's body and our path in life. With the Forced Birth religious fanatics, that liberty excludes pregnant women. Pregnant women don't have personal autonomy in the extremist world of mandatory births. They frown upon women having control of their bodies so much that they even attack expanding contraception availability. The Southern Baptists even demand that a woman submit herself to her husband. For decades conservatives have even attacked condoms! Six years ago Colorado started a program of free contraception and their teen pregnancy rate plummeted 40 percent. Wow, that means fewer abortions, fewer unplanned pregnancies and fewer young mothers in need of public assistance. And yes, fewer unwanted and abused children. Its a win-win but the right wing is so infantile they just can't see it.

There were more than 700,000 Google searches looking into self-induced abortions in 2015. In fact, there were 119,000 searches for the exact phrase "how to have a miscarriage." The Texas Policy Evaluation Project found that between 100,000 and 240,000 women have attempted self induced abortions. (2)

Another indictment of the Christian Sharia is that the highest teen births map looks a lot like the Confederacy. (3)

Mr Demakowski also forgets that the videos he speaks of were bogus and the Forced Birth activists who made them were felony indicted and arrested. The fake medical group also was slapped by a restraining order regarding the videos. So far 30 states have investigated Planned Parenthood and in all instances, the organization was cleared.(4)


James Veverka

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Many Ashland residents see the value in our vision for library

To The Daily Sun,

The Ashland Town Library Trustees would like to thank the Ashland citizens that voted for the bond issue to purchase the old school (Article 4). Although we were not successful (162-271), we appreciate the support we did receive.

Through our open houses and at the polls, we were able to meet many people new to Ashland and many long-time residents who see the value in our vision of a new home for the library. We will be looking into other funding opportunities. We welcome donations at Ashland Town Library, PO Bx. 660, Ashland NH 03217, or at www.ashlandtownlibrary.org

If you would like to join The Friends of Ashland Town Library, the next meeting will be on April 7 at the library, 41 Main St. All are welcome to attend and join.

Ashland Town Library Trustees

Alice Staples

David Ruell

Mardean Badger

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