Rights for the unborn human
If there are to be “Equal rights for all of us,” (Voices, Letters to the News-Press, Jan. 27) who is speaking for the rights of the unborn human?
News flash: The unborn human is not the mother’s body. It is a separate being, has different DNA and probably different eye and hair color, and blood type, etc. Repeat: This being is not the mother’s body. Please accept this fact.
I have long wondered why the acceptance that a developing human in the womb gives the mother the right to kill this life. Is it ignorance, denial or worse? No doubt inspired by the me-first mentality that has pervaded our culture since the 1960s “if it feels good, do it” crowd.
The father has no say in saving the life of his child. This has been tested in court.
If you don’t want to nurture a child, be responsible and don’t do anything that could result in this new being inconveniencing you. This is advice for both parties.
I had this discussion with my cousin, who didn’t want children. She was glad abortion on demand was available. When the topic of adoption was presented, she stated that she couldn’t bear someone else raising her child. Meaning she could kill her child rather than give it and anybody else the joy of life and family. How very sad.
Simple man supports life
As a simple, Christian man, I am appalled that the New York State Senate approved legislation that would change that state’s constitution to include abortion rights. Further though, the legislation expands the rights of those who seek abortion. First, a medical doctor will not be required in abortion; secondly, it expands to the third trimester to secure an abortion; and third, and most abhorrent, it also allows the outright killing of a baby that survives an abortion. After the affirmative vote on this legislation, there was a standing ovation in the chambers, cheering this death trap for babies.
I have to question not only the lack of decency and morality of this legislation, but the simple reasoning of people behind such butchery. If, as we have been told, abortion has interest in preserving the health of the mother and the government shouldn’t be involved in a medical decision between patient and doctor, why does the government prohibit murder?
Simple, but I’m a simple man and have to have an answer to this simple question. Why were we told that only doctors can provide proper medical care to affected women, but now New York allows non-doctors to perform abortions?
It will, no doubt, save Planned Parenthood a lot of money. The Democrats in Congress, in the form of campaign contributions, enjoy millions of dollars donated by Planned Parenthood. The Democrats return the favor by allocating hundreds of millions back to Planned Parenthood.
The freedom to kill babies, accompanied with standing ovations, is not only a statement of turning away from traditional morals, but any form of dignity. I have to wonder how much our own congressman has taken from Planned Parenthood?
Ironically, people can go to jail for trespassing in the snowy plover habitat, but people in New York can kill a baby with impunity. What is this simple man missing?
Liberals looking for a cause
The controversy at Santa Barbara City College is another example where the cadres of liberal thought police look for inconsiderate, ignorant speech and then make a big deal of it instead of leaving it to die on its own merit.
At least when I was going to UC Berkeley (1965-67) there was a confluence of war on poverty, civil rights, black power and the anti-war movement. Today, the grandchildren of that era seem to feel nostalgic when they need to find better things to do with their time.
An excuse to play hooky
It is my opinion that the kids at Santa Barbara City College just like to protest. Hey, it gets them out of the classroom. That is the only explanation I can come up with regarding their recent protest against a professor who used the “n” word, innocently and, of course, with no racist intent. The protest is absurd and will probably ruin an outstanding career.
After reading about state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson’s current assault on free speech, two thoughts occurred: First, I wonder if there isn’t something more important to do in Sacramento? Second, seeking any noble purpose behind this odd action, let’s assume it was to reduce bias toward those with gender identity syndrome.
But her choice of alternative terms is a bit awkward in that both “he” and “she” are singular pronouns, while the suggested replacement “they” is plural. Most of us will ignore this whole imaginary problem, but I suggest we can at least honor Ms. (oops, I mean “that person”) Jackson’s personal wishes by referring to her (oops, “the person’s”) identity as “it.”
“It” would sound more polite than “Taxin’ Jackson.”
Call to Action: a waste of time
I took time last weekend to travel to Santa Barbara and attend the “Call to Action” event at the Arlington Theatre, thinking I might learn something. Sadly, I watched a spectacle that evolved into a “We Hate President Trump Festival.” Speaker after speaker condemned various forms of energy production, but offered no alternatives to how our society replaces our energy needs, product delivery system or tax base. Nope. Just an attack on something that happened 50 years ago.
Outside, in the theater entry, were a couple dozen booths that also offered nothing new. It appeared more as a fundraising effort. I did see one man outside on the sidewalk with a table with photos of many forms of sea life which inhabit the offshore rigs. Apparently this man, with decades of diving experience under the rigs, was not allowed inside the program. I had to wonder: If these oil rigs are so toxic to the environment, how is it they are so rich in living marine resources?
Santa Barbara, this event was an embarrassing waste of time. I have to wonder as well: Did the attendees walk, ride bikes or drive to the event?
Steven L. Rebuck
San Luis Obispo
More forced housing
I recently read our new govenor has plans to coerce cities and counties to build 3.5 million more new homes in California. Huh? Has anyone mentioned to him the incredible strain on water resources, traffic congestion, and destruction of ag land and and open space this will create? Not to mention all those new residents will now need jobs and services that will begat even further destruction of our fragile environment.
When I read about melting polar ice and uncontrollable forest fires, the last thing I would try to encourage is increased growth in a state that is already bursting at the seams. I suppose they’re figuring that is 3.5 million more Democratic votes in their pocket.