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life at conception


Instead of merely “playing lip service” to a pro-life stance and his Catholic faith, which he says informs him in his life, Sen. Robert Casey should sponsor and back whole-heartedly the life at conception act introduced into the senate by Sen. Rand Paul (KY).


In the past, he has used the constitutional claim of a right to privacy beliefs. Now, as I’ll attempt to delineate, he can free himself from this dichotomy.


The life of conception act would legislatively overturn Roe v. Wade by using the constitution and the Supreme Courts own language.


The key to a life of conception act lies within the Supreme Courts ruling itself.


Martin Fox, president of Lifeline, a pro-life newsletter, said many do not realize that the Supreme Court did not permanently legalize abortion in its infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The high court instead stated that it did not know when life began.


But, it admitted that if this suggestion of person-hood is established, the appellants case - i.e. Roe, who sought an abortion - of course collapses; for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed, specifically by the 14th amendment under section 5, which assigns congress the responsibility of defining and protecting person-hood by legislation.


The Life at Conception Act would legislatively establish facts that are supported by science and common sense.


Senator Casey should embrace this opportunity to heal the schism between his public and private lives and sponsor this common sensical and scientific answer to this infamous government law.


James U. Sinclair


Wright Township


Post office claims


are no guarantee


Years ago I used US postal services Priority Mail (3 day) to pay off a loan. I had an 8 day payoff window and they advertised 3 day priority delivery.


I used it and did NOT meet the 8 day window and it cost me extra interest. When I inquired, I was merely told, it was not guaranteed.


Being gullible I decided to use it once more to ship a package to Florida. This time it was Priority Mail Two Days. I shipped on Monday and was given a receipt noting expected delivery date of Wednesday.


As of Saturday, the package still had not been received. It was finally delivered Monday (a week) for what is promoted as two day delivery. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.


I will never be fooled again and will NEVER use US Postal for shipping. I realize it is not guaranteed, but this type of advertising in a federal agency needs to cease.


Francis Wojtash


Edwardsville

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