Reading Cynthia Allen’s Thursday opinion, “The real war on women is insidious, degrading,” reveals to me that she is apparently against contraception, abortion, feminists, The New York Times, progressives, probably Democrats in general and all those who want women to control their own bodies and get equal status in our country, including equal pay for equal work.
When I read this from an Editorial Board member, it reinforces my belief that the Star-Telegram now pretty much agrees with the Tea Party and right-wing Republicans. I suppose that is their right and privilege, but since it is the only newspaper in town there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. I don’t have to be happy about it either.
— Herman I. Morris, Fort Worth
Cynthia M. Allen so eloquently said in her column regarding the so-called “war on women” things that I have been been wanting to put into words for my grandaughters and nieces.
The so-called “war on women” is blamed on one particular party, but as you have so eloquently stated, it is actually an insidious message hidden in the opposite party’s “women’s issues and reproductive rights.”
I hope more educated women will wake up to the truth that you have revealed in your timely and much appreciated column.
— Marita Moore, Weatherford
Abortion is different
Katheryn Rogers’ Feb. 1 letter asks, “Why does abortion get special treatment?” when it comes to questions of taxpayer funding. She cites those who object to citizens paying for war or supporting businesses that pollute the environment. But these are not equal issues.
The killing of a human being has many names, depending on circumstances: self-defense, war casualty, homicide, suicide, abortion, euthanasia, criminal execution, accident or even environmental causes. Each raises different questions — and answers. When should tax dollars be used for such?
Is killing a necessary part of a “just” war to protect a country’s freedom? Sadly, yes. Should taxpayers pay for the killing of innocent children in the womb when there are other moral alternatives? I join many who say a definite, “No!”
Our government should promote the protection of innocent life, not its destruction.
— Carolyn Allen, Benbrook
Regarding Ethan Couch’s sentence, does the judge not realize she is doing what the parents did for so many years? She is not holding him accountable for his actions. What is probation teaching him? Kids that age need structure and guidelines.
I cringe to think what he will be like after his probation. The judicial system has taught him that with wealth he can get away with killing people. What a travesty. Everyone has failed this boy.
— Terri Horn, Crowley
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