Why do some people support abortion rights?

About a thousand people take to the streets outside the Capitol to demonstrate in response to Texas' abortion ban at the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, October 2, 2021. People came talk about all the different groups on women's rights and health care related to abortion.

Abortion rights protesters are not ingrates

It is not a privilege to be born malnourished, drug addicted or unwanted. Or being born to abusive, unfit or immature parents.

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Or being born with a nervous system so traumatized by a toxic gestation that emotional bonding with other human beings is impossible.

It is not a privilege to face a much higher risk of addiction, mental illness, and educational and behavioral difficulties throughout your life.

The issue of a crisis pregnancy should not be, are the parents strong enough to live through this pregnancy, and will they have enough diapers?

The question should always be, what is the best way to protect this child?

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Sometimes we have to let go, with overwhelming pain and grief, of even a much-loved and much-desired child in order to prevent their suffering if they are born.

People protesting for access to safe ways to protect unborn children are not ingrates who don’t understand the sanctity of life.

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It is precisely because they understand this sanctity that they fight for the right of parents to decide what is best for their children, even if these decisions result in dismissals for humanitarian reasons.

Martha Sanders, Columbus

If Mike Gibbons can’t answer our letters, can he meet our needs?

Over the past month, my husband and I have written to mike gibbons campaign on several issues that we wanted to discuss.

Cleveland businessman Mike Gibbons is once again trying to attack the US Senate.

My husband wanted information on how Gibbons will handle the budget balance. I wanted to point out to him that people with disabilities who vote will be deprived of their rights because he wants to ban postal vote.

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I pointed out that voter fraud in Ohio is minimal, according to our attorney general.

I want to explain that voting in person for me and other people with disabilities is extremely difficult. This attitude tries to deprive me of my right to vote.

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There was nothing from Gibbons or his campaign. That makes me wonder how good a senator he would be for Ohio.

We need a senator who meets the needs of the people of Ohio.

Maybe Republican voters and other voters need to wonder if he’s the right person to represent us.

Jacqueline Alarie, Christopher Columbus

Letters to the Editor

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Americans should strive to fight prejudice in 2022

As an American Ahmadi MuslimI would like to encourage our fellow citizens to reflect on the importance of Black History Month.

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. is shown speaking at a peace rally in New York on April 15, 1967.

It is worth acknowledging and celebrating shared values, regardless of our race, religion or background. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “I look forward to the day when people will no longer be judged by the color of their skin, by the content of their character.”

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In Islam, this absolutely echoes what the Prophet Muhammad beautifully said: “A white has no superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white, except in piety and good action.”

This eventually served as the fundamental tenet of Islamic principles of equality for 1,400 years. In light of this advice, I would like to encourage our fellow Americans to fight prejudice in 2022 by seeking kindness and piety in our fellow human beings.

samar ahmedmember of the Muslim Writers Guild of America

Bob Englehart - Black History Month every month


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