Abortion a personal decision, not public
Abortion is a personal religious issue at its core so, when required, it should be a concern of only the woman involved, not the public or the legal system.
Somehow, the pro-life movement has managed to transform it into a criminal act, akin to murder. Their success in forcing their beliefs onto a contrary public is surpassed only by that of the Taliban.
Use common sense in immigration laws
I want to thank the author and screen play writer (Roger L. Simon) of “A Better Life” for putting a more humanistic touch on the undocumented Southern immigrant. The movie depicts the trials and tribulations of a Mexican father and son.
What I took from the movie was that the United States government has to provide an immigration policy that will be fair and enforced so that immigrants coming to our nation looking for “A Better Life” achieve it instead of providing false hope for such as an undocumented immigrant. We pay our elected officials a lot of money to work on issues like immigration to no avail.
For those seeking re-election or election to federal positions please do the job we elected you to do and not use your time in office using rhetoric instead of common/human sense.
There are many problems and issues in our country and to leave them alone will only add to them. Good luck and success!
Ostrelich will stand for women’s rights
As a lawyer, a law professor, a mother and a woman, the news of the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning abortion rights firmly established in the laws I’ve sworn to support was terrifying.
The day after the news broke, the first thing I did was contact Michelle Ostrelich, my Schenectady County legislator and candidate for state Senate.
As a co-founder of the Schenectady Coalition for Healthcare Access, she is advocating for the protection of reproductive choices for me and our neighbors across Schenectady County.
If she is elected to the state Senate, she would vote in favor of pending state legislation to defend reproductive rights across New York.
Together, we rallied behind New York’s leading women: the governor and the senate majority leader, as they reaffirmed our state’s resolute commitment to serve any American in need of reproductive health care.
The end of federally protected abortion rights is imminent.
The women who will suffer the most are those who are minoritized on account of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or generational poverty.
Michelle is acutely aware. I hope you’ll join me in voting for her to serve as our next state senator.
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