To The Daily Sun,
I have often resisted the temptation to engage in the back and forth verbal battles which transpire so regularly within the pages of The Laconia Sun. But when someone aims a particularly mean-spirited vitriolic barrage at an individual who totally does not deserve it, I have to speak.
I have known Harry Mitchell for almost 18 years. When I tell you he is a kind, thoughtful, compassionate man, I am only bearing witness to facts that anyone who knows him can easily verify. He is and always has been a dedicated, engaged and nurturing father and grandfather. And last but not least a faithful friend.
As a voice for the unborn, he has been one of the most well-spoken, educated and eloquent defenders of those who can not speak for themselves. In plain English, he makes the case for the pro-life cause in the most intelligent and winsome way, never resorting to the kind of hostile, angry character assassination recently aimed at him by the disgruntled attack dog whom I won't even dignify by naming. You know who you are. And although I doubt it will be forthcoming, you owe Harry Mitchell an apology.
Now it is my turn. The above half of this letter was composed by my husband of 35 years. We have six children and 16 grandchildren and, may I add, were all considered children, human beings and life, at conception. Not one considered just a throw away "fetus."
Harry Mitchell is neither "a fool or a liar", he is a wonderful person who deeply cares about others, including those who aren't old enough yet to have a voice. Unlike Harry and my husband, I do not hold the same talent for writing without offending people. I am much rougher around the edges, as anyone who knows me will attest to. I tend to call it as I see it which is the very reason I seldom respond to the constant, ridiculous bantering I find on the editorial pages of this paper. Instead I choose to stop reading most of it, which helps to keep my blood pressure down. Therefore, unlike my husband, I choose to mention the name of this "attack dog."
Mr. Alan Vervaeke, unlike you, I DO HAVE A WOMB and I consider abortion an act of murder of an innocent life, as do many others. You certainly are entitled to your opinion, and we all know you think your research is accurate and therefore everyone's who doesn't agree with yours is wrong.
As far as Hillary Clinton goes, her stance on this issue, as well as many others, changes as often as most of us blink our eyes. And as an intelligent person (debatable at best), you must realize that if "the mother is the person that's already alive" that everything or every one who resides within her body is also "already alive." But, regardless, you really need to start acting like an adult and stop attacking others constantly in this paper. Perhaps you should just "get a life" and you won't feel the need to bash others in hopes of making yourself feel smarter and better.
There really is no need for you to respond to our letter because you will be sorely disappointed when we don't engage further in your childish behavior.
H. & M. Perkins
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