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Until you grow a womb, sir, leave women's issues where they belong, with women

To The Daily Sun,

I am writing in response to a letter to the dditor written by Harry Mitchell of Laconia.

I'm clear that there are only two sources for your letter. Either you believe some nonsense you heard or read someplace, or you are simply spouting deliberate nonsense. So you're either a fool or a liar.

If you're a fool, at least facts can ostensibly cure you. Like the fact that no one has ever advocated for an abortion at 40 weeks. Ever. Only 1.2 percent of abortions occur at or after the 21-week mark (approximately 12,000 per year nationwide), and only seven states (and the District of Columbia) allow late-term abortions. New Hampshire is one of them. It is generally for fetuses with significant developmental deficiencies, or a late term catastrophic impact on the mother.

Hillary Clinton stated that while she opposed federal legislation specifying a cut-off for a woman's right to choose, she believed that there should always simply be "an exemption for the life and health of the mother." The Supreme Court has also held that states may not prohibit abortions, "necessary to preserve the life or health" of the mother. Which means that the viability of a fetus could be jeopardizing the life of the mother — You know, the person already alive? And every website out there that is sharing this same fabrication is religiously affiliated. And as my wife likes to say, "Keep your rosaries off my ovaries."

And if you are a liar? Well then this argument is as wasted on you as it is on the religious wing nuts who seek to control a woman's prerogative. So until you grow a womb and start launching eggs of your own, perhaps you should simply crawl back into the XY chromosome parking lot and leave women's issues where they belong — with women.

Alan Vervaeke

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Senator Ayotte has become 'Washingtonized', just like so many others

To The Daily Sun,

Jim Rubens will get my vote in the September Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate. Rubens' positions on key issues promote prosperity and security for Americans, and protection of our constitutional rights.

Rubens is for secure borders, enforcement of our immigration laws, and the end of sanctuary cities that allow illegal alien criminals to escape federal prosecution and/or deportation. He wants an immigration policy and enforcement that benefits Americans, not one that benefits foreigners at the expense of Americans.

Rubens wants a thorough review of our national budget to end using federal spending to buy political support and other wasteful spending and return to a responsible balanced budget. He believes passing the burden of our huge national debt to future generations is irresponsible and immoral.

Rubens believes in constitutionally limited government; and that changes to our Constitution must be made through the amendment process, not by five unelected Supreme Court justices. Thus, he supports all our constitutional rights, including our Second Amendment rights.

Rubens opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership which will cost American jobs and depress wages, and which subjects American citizens, businesses, and our government to international control, threatening our freedoms and prosperity.

Rubens believes our national government has grown corrupt, wasteful, incompetent, overly intrusive, arrogant, and far beyond its constitutional limitations. Many inappropriately exercised functions, like education, must be returned to the states, local communities, and to the people. Veterans should be able to pick their doctors and hospitals rather than being stuck in the insensitive and self-serving VA system.

In her re-election campaign, Senator Ayotte talks about representing New Hampshire values in Washington, but her recent voting record doesn't support her talk. In Ayotte's first year in office she did represent New Hampshire values, her voting record and Senator Shaheen's were usually opposite. But Ayotte's representation of our values steadily declined, last year Ayotte voted like Senator Shaheen about two-thirds of the time on key issues. Some of Ayotte's votes against the interests of New Hampshire citizens include for the gang of eight amnesty bill, for increased visas and immigration, for irresponsible spending and increased national debt, for Washington control of education, local zoning, and detention of Americans without due process; increased government regulations, etc.

I was hopeful after Senator Ayotte's first year, but she has become "Washingtonized" like Senator Shaheen and so many others.

Jim Rubens offers a more faithful representation of New Hampshire values. Please join me in voting for Jim Rubens for U.S. Senate in the September Primary Election.

Don Ewing

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