Teaching men, women truth about abortion would help
A letter in the Feb. 21 newspaper argues that men have no right to express their opinion about abortion. I am the proud father of two sons and two daughters, and was an equal partner in all aspects of their care and support. My father was an obstetrician who delivered more than 20,000 children. He helped dozens of families achieve the gift of adoption.
I disagree with the pro-choice movement on three important issues. First, there is no question that the fetus is an unborn child that is fully viable. If the unborn child were not alive, there would be no need for an abortion to end his/her life. Life does not begin at birth. This is simple, undeniable, biological science: life begins at conception.
Second the pro-choice movement insists that the unborn child is “part” of their body and that it is solely their right to choose what happens to its life. Clearly DNA evidence proves that this is completely untrue. If it were true, how could a woman give birth to a male child? The unborn child
Congress must take actions on any national emergency
With President Trump invoking the policy of a national emergency to fund his border wall, we as Americans should wonder what could happen next.
If a future president deemed the several cases of gun violence in our nation as a national emergency, which many citizens would consider much more of an emergency than a border wall, the president could attempt to enact a law to confiscate firearms. If he has dictatorial designs it would serve him well to have an unarmed citizenry.
This may seem far-fetched, but the first step has been taken. If this attempt by Trump is allowed to succeed, we will be endorsing a very uncertain future.
Congress needs to enact legislation that limits or defines what an actual emergency is. As a nation we can not have our civil rights jeopardized by an irrational president.
New Era’s hat-making is meant to remain here
New Era Cap Co. is an icon, a piece of Western New York history. We are damn proud that Major League Baseball hats are made right here, by our own hard-working Buffalonians. Please let us keep this tradition going.
When you look inside the tag of an MLB hat, and it says “Made in Buffalo, NY, USA”, that is a good feeling. It takes you back to when you were a kid, and it makes you smile. It is a piece of craftsmanship, and every major league ballplayer knows from where it came.
For the workers, for the history, and for our civic pride, keep the tradition going in Western New York.
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