Caution advised for contraceptive
EllaOne is said to be an “emergency contraceptive” (taken just days after love-making). Jill Staneck in “On the Path to Over-The-Counter Abortions,” says that, ellaOne operates similarly to RU486 or the “abortion pill.”
EllaOne and RU486 are considered progesterone blockers. A progesterone blocker stops progesterone from arriving at the uterus. When it is blocked, the lining of the uterus and the baby die. EllaOne causes an abortion in the same way as a drug that is admittedly an abortion drug or an abortifacient. So why call it “emergency contraception?”
Pro-abortion folks say pregnant women should move rapidly and take ellaOne after unprotected intercourse. Why rush matters and make a decision, as it might revisit you throughout your life? It doesn’t matter if you kill a life up to 5 days (ellaOne’s prescription information) or up to 49 days after the first day of a woman’s period (RU486 prescription information). Killing a child at any point is not an unhindered opportunity.
Reader adds more to abortion debate
I didn’t see or read Mr. Sorenson’s letter referred to by John W. Mihalchik, Jr., on Feb. 8, 2013. I do want to respond to Mr. Mihalchiks letter.
Mr. Mihalchik took exception to Mr. Sorenson’s urging President Obama to stop ignoring God. Apparently Mr. Mihalchick is unaware the president has ignored God by virtue of his condoning and supporting the murder (abortion) of innocent babies in the mother’s womb and partially out of the womb.
Throughout the president’s political life he has been supporting the evil Planned Parenthood.
You see, Mr. Mihalchick, Satan is the epitome of evil, while God is the epitome of love.
God created the world, you and I, and everything we have. Isn’t that reason to know him and love him?
You stated you couldn’t escape God/Jesus/Yahweh if you wanted to. Why would you want to, John?
You stated if Thomas Jefferson came back, he would be outraged. How do you know?
I believe he would be elated that such adversity of minds by the grace of God established the greatest nation in world history.
You asked the readers what they were doing personally to prevent school shootings, writing congressmen to ban assault rifles, helping the handicapped, donating money or sitting waiting for God to do it.
Noticeably, absent was not telling the readers what you were doing. Why?
God bless you and America.
Stronger response for animal cruelty
It is very difficult for me to imagine anyone capable of abusing an animal.
On Thursday, Feb. 7 there were published reports about a dog tied to the back bumper of a car and dragged over a mile. He was just four months old.
I believe the punishment for mistreating an animal is not harsh enough; perhaps if the punishment was severe people would stop abusing animals.
This puppy had a nearly severed ear, a severe head wound and other injuries. He had to have his ear removed. Now there is a possibility the owner who did this terrible thing might be getting him back.
He should not be allowed to have this puppy returned to him.
Joyce Ann Perez
This EPA nominee deserves vote
With the prevalence of bipartisan bickering in Washington, Gina McCarthy is an excellent choice to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Before joining the Obama administration, McCarthy worked for five Republican governors and has a history of working with all stakeholders to develop pragmatic and cost-effective safeguards to protect public health and reduce pollution.
McCarthy’s nomination reinforces President Obama’s intention to adopt scientific, rather than ideological, solutions to environmental, public health, and climate issues.
The Senate easily confirmed McCarthy by a voice vote in 2009 to head the clean air division of the EPA. Her experience with the development of historic clean air protections makes her well equipped to lead the agency that not only protects our air, but also our water and climate. She deserves the support of senators on both sides of the aisle so she can get to the important work that needs to be done.
Just say “whoa” to meat on the menu
Last week, food safety officials in United Kingdom, France, and Sweden found traces of horse meat in ground beef sold across Europe. Massive recalls and lawsuits are ensuing.
Can it happen here? Horse slaughter for human consumption was banned in the U.S. between 2007 and 2011. But now, a New Mexico slaughterhouse is getting approved by U.S. authorities to slaughter horses for human consumption, and a Philadelphia restaurant has already announced plans to serve horse meat.
I marvel at our hypocrisy of rejecting the notion of horse or dog meat on our dinner plates, while condemning cows, pigs, and chickens to the same fate. Obviously, we have established special relationships with horses and dogs as our companions, protectors, and sports protagonists, rather than as food. But where is the ethical and logical distinction, given that all these animals are endowed by individuality, sentience, and an ability to experience the same feelings of joy, affections, sadness, and fear that we do?
Fortunately, our health food industry has spared us from having to choose which animals to pet and which ones to eat. Their delicious soy and grain-based meat alternatives are available in every supermarket.