Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

To the Editor:

Each year, the Fort Scott Chapter of Kansas sponsors the local Life Chain, joining hundreds of thousands of people across America (and in other countries) for one hour on the first Sunday in October in support of the most defenseless members of our society, the preborn. We invite the community to take a stand with us on Sunday, Oct. 7.

Participants will meet at 1818 S. Main (South Highway 69 -- look for a large yellow sign) at 1:30 p.m. to go over instructions and pick up preprinted signs.

At 2 p.m. as a group, participants will move across the highway to line up along the east side. Participants unable to stand for an hour should bring lawn chairs.

Technology now allows a mother to see her child growing and moving within her womb. See for yourself. Get on the Internet and simply type in fetal imaging.

You will see amazing pictures of children before and after they were born! How can we, human beings who have all been given the blessing of life, deny that same right to a precious little child? The absolute truth is that abortion is the destruction of a human life, painful and atrocious.

The tired arguments made by the very rich abortion industry (Planned Parenthood in particular) can no longer be used with the advent of advanced technology. PP earns millions of dollars every year preying on women in crisis pregnancies and destroying little babies. But there is real help for women in a crisis pregnancy or who feel sadness and pain after aborting their children. Two sites to begin with are http:///www.womansrighttoknow.org and http://www.ramahinternational.org/kansas.html.

The people staffing crisis pregnancy centers care deeply about the mother and unborn child. Many have suffered an abortion themselves and know the loneliness and desperation women feel when finding themselves pregnant and unsure of what to do or where to go.

As our federal government, including the White House, increasingly shows its disrespect for life -- the preborn, the disabled, the elderly -- please, more than ever it is important for those of us who love life -- all life -- to take a stand.

Be involved in the fight to save our unborn Americans! As the population of the nation ages and respect for the disabled and elderly continues to diminish (i.e. assisted suicide, "mercy deaths" and rationed health care), maybe one of those unborn babies you help save will someday save your life.

Please, take just one hour from your own life to bring the public's attention that many Americans are not given even that one hour of life. Nearly 150 unborn babies will die in America each hour due to abortion. Men. Women. Children. Abortion affects us all. Make a difference. Be there Sunday, Oct. 7.

Dara Leaming

Life Chain Coordinator

To the Editor:

I am writing in reference to the Letter to the Editor in the Tribune on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. The letter made reference to an email the writer had received, and he reproduced the contents of it. Upon checking FactCheck.org on my computer, using the name of Dr. Joseph Olson of Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., for my search, I found the email message to be a hoax.

Dr. Hamline denies having any connection with its origin or its contents. It first appeared on the Internet following the contested election of 2000 between Al Gore and George W. Bush. Then it reappeared before the 2004, 2008 and now the 2012 election. Its facts and statistics are in error, and much of its historic commentary.

With every election since that of George Washington in 1789, there have been "doomsday predictions" concerning the outcome of the election if it didn't go a certain party's way. To date, that has never happened. I, too, am 80-plus years old, and I put my faith in the wisdom of the American people to make the right choices in this election in choosing leaders who will guide America to a new level of peace and prosperity. This will guarantee a positive future for our children and grandchildren.

Fred Campbell Jr.

Fort Scott