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Letters to the Editor Monday, May 16


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.
Edgar Lynk

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!
William Wills

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.
Sarah Rogerson



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Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Guy Varoma May 16, 2022
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It amazes me that some people think they know the “fetal death” laws from State to State. Also once a person is born..Republicans could care les about them or the mothers. The religious right have become dangerous.

geri krawitz May 16, 2022
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perhaps the people who sanction abortion have it confused with cosmetic surgery. abortioin kills a living fetus
with the great number of birth controls available only the mosy wanton woman would choose abortion. she can have an i.u.d. diagrham birth control pills morning after pills not to mention contaceptives for men to use.
is sex so important that you would risk havin g to kill a child and that is what is being done now. the law was passed for only the first trimester now it includes the second and the third which is a viable baby. you think the aborted child doesnt suffer because of a stupid woman who will not protect or stop having casual sex. abortions have also been available in hospitals when the mother or fetus is in danger or in cases or rape.get a soul

Who Ville May 16, 2022
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Let’s stop calling them pro-life.  They are pro-birth, that’s it.  They don’t care about the life of the mother.  If your 13-year-old daughter is raped, she will be forced to give birth to that child.  Every GOP legislator should be asked the question whether they would comply with these newly passed abortion restrictions and force their daughter to carry a rapist’s fetus to term.    

jclark124 May 16, 2022
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Remember all the scare tactics that Obama was a Muslim or the implementation of Sharia Law?  Just another example of projection from the far right who are determined to impose their “far right Christian values” as if THAT is what the Founders meant this country to be.

William Marincic May 16, 2022
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Edgar Lynk, two things, first if someone murders a pregnant woman even if she’s in her first month of pregnancy they are charged with two murders. Secondly and most importantly if this is overturned the only thing that is going to happen is that it will become up to the states to make their decisions and whether to allow it and to what extent to allow it. This is not something that the federal government should be involved in.