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Category: abortion
May 8, 2013 at 6:02 AM

Morning-after pill causes debate

Adoption should be considered as an alternative My one issue in this whole debate is the “either/or” people when it comes to unplanned pregnancy — either you keep it or you kill it [“Debate over morning-after pill for 15-year-olds,” seattletimes.com, May 4]. As one of the many thousands of parents hoping to adopt in the United States,…

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April 10, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Plan B restriction overturned

Over-the-counter contraceptives are constitutional right Federal District Court Judge Edward Korman is to be applauded for overruling politics and affirming science [“Morning-after-pill restriction for young teens is overruled,” front page, April 6]. There will be unintended consequences after making the morning-after-pill (Plan B) over-the-counter for all ages. In 1977, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that minors have…

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June 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Abortion: public access to abortion waning in recession

A shortage of funds for abortion not a bad thing Sarah Wilhelm’s commentary ["Northwest abortion access hampered by economic crisis," Opinion, guest columnist, June 27] bemoaning the lack of subsidized abortions for Northwest women was revolting. For me and for many other life-supporting people, this is akin to being outraged over a lack of government funding…

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June 3, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Abortion provider killed

Pursuing freedom carries great risks Our country has experienced a loss in the shooting of Dr. George Tiller on Sunday morning. Whether supportive of his work or not, pro-choice and pro-life groups are criticizing the nature of his death ["Abortion foes decry killing," News, June 2]. Tiller was killed as he was serving as an usher at…

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June 1, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Abortion doctor slain

Kelly Glasscock / Getty Images Dea Deujsch, center, participates in a candlelight vigil for Dr. George Tiller May 31 in Wichita, Kansas. Fanatical right-to-lifers don’t act alone Editor, The Times: I am saddened and disgusted by the murder of George Tiller, a man whose defense of a woman’s right to abortion got him killed [“Abortion doctor slain inside church,”…

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May 19, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Abortion poll

Public and personal views can be different In the recent Gallup Poll results, a majority of people say they are pro-life, yet 75 percent feel that abortion should be legal ["Poll finds majority call selves 'pro-life,' " News, May 16]. While this may be a surprise to some people, it fits with my observations during 18 years…

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May 18, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Obama at Notre Dame

Jeff Haynes / Getty Images President Obama addresses the Notre Dame University graduating class of 2009 during the 164th commencement ceremonies Sunday in the Joyce Center on campus. Applause from the Catholic Church Editor, The Times: I applaud Notre Dame University’s invitation of President Obama to be commencement speaker at its May 17 graduation ceremonies [“President addresses rancor…

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April 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Obama and Notre Dame

Value of human life at the core of Catholic faith On the subject of Obama speaking at Notre Dame’s commencement, Laura Billington equates President Reagan’s being divorced with President Obama’s assault on the life of the unborn ["Obama and Notre Dame," Opinion, Northwest Voices, April 15]. That’s extreme liberal moral relativism for you. Mass murder of innocent…

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