February 13, 2013

Letters to the editor: Drug warnings aimed at saving lives

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The city’s posters alert users to heroin’s dangers and suggest ways to lessen the chances of a fatal overdose. The warnings “target a group of people for whom the standard anti-drug programs clearly failed,” a reader says.

It is so easy to forget the humanity of those who live hidden lives, be it the homeless in a shelter, the prisoner in a cell, a child in the womb.

It is so easy to acknowledge that the young should be held less accountable for their choices due to immaturity, yet expect a young woman to understand exactly what she is doing when she has an abortion, and know exactly how she will feel about it when it is too late to change her mind.

It is so easy to talk about the woman's right to privacy until you are the grieving person who lost a family member to an end that precludes public mourning, or even a private burial.

Every abortion is the loss of a human being to love and be loved by.

Where is the justice?

Zoe Goody

Cape Elizabeth

In recent letters to the editor of the Press Herald, many have expressed outrage at the recent massacres in Newtown, Aurora, Arizona, etc. One writer even said he wept when he heard what happened in Newtown. These events certainly were terrible tragedies and worthy of our sorrow and outrage.

My concern is that so many of the same people show no sorrow or outrage at the massacre of millions of unborn babies in this country since Roe v. Wade. These little ones are innocent victims, and their lives are precious, too.

I remember the headlines of the Press Herald the morning after Newtown. In huge front-page letters, we read, " 'Evil' visits school." I was heartened to see that in this age dominated by relativism, someone still recognizes that evil does exist.

The evil of slavery was not fully recognized for many years, and we are still paying for that huge mistake. Today we have the slaughter of unborn babies in huge numbers. It sorrows my heart that our depraved minds can't see the evil of abortion.

I fully realize the very difficult situations some of these women face. Yet I have to believe that there are better options than ending a life.

It seems that until we recognize this as the great tragedy that it is, there will not be enough outrage to change the current killing of approximately 1 million unborn babies each year.

Leonard MacPhee


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