I had thought my own situation was bad, was humbled by hearing how others have suffered a great deal more. All I had was a hint and awareness of what they must go through.
It is regrettable that Roosevelt principal Kathie Danielson refused to allow Dr. Alveda King to speak, because Danielson gave away a rare opportunity to conduct a meaningful debate on the real issue surrounding the so-called abortion controversy.
That issue has nothing to do with whether you are for or against life - as God's living children we are all for life. No, the issue is: Should the government control our most personal and intimate selves - our bodies?
This right-leaning government already dictates upon whom we should bestow our love.
The Terry Schiavo affair [when the government tried to intercede in the decision on whether she should be removed from life support] proved that it wishes to dictate when we should end our lives. King and her sympathizers, with the full support of this government, would dictate to the women of this country when they should give birth. What's next - when we are allowed to sleep and go to the bathroom?
Only by allowing King and her sympathizers to publicly air their draconian viewpoint can we truly realize what they are trying to accomplish: control of each of us down to our heartbeats.
- Ira Lacher,