I am writing to ensure the historical and necessary significance of Jan. 22 is not overlooked.
Forty years ago, Roe v. Wade was decided, providing women with the right to make decisions about their reproductive health care.
Every pregnancy is an extremely personal and a complex circumstance, and applying restrictions and regulations on how to respond seems a mistake, not only to me, but for the majority of Americans.
Maintaining the Roe v. Wade ruling is supported by 64 percent of Americans, according to a 2012 Quinnipiac poll. Furthermore, 64 percent of the millennial generation (voters under age 30) support abortion rights in almost all cases, according to the Pew Research Center.
Ignoring these statistics and the reproductive rights of women, politicians are still attempting to control women’s health care, limiting our access to the care we may desire.
Just last October, Michael Gonidakis was appointed to the State Medical Board of Ohio.
He has no medical education or background. His presidency of Ohio Right to Life shows his intention to restrict women’s access to reproductive health care and beset those who provide it.
To me, it seems counterintuitive to see a medical board member attacking a health center, such as Planned Parenthood, as it prevents an estimated 684,000 unintended pregnancies every year while providing safe and professional medical expertise.
Neglect of a veteran
The pending demolition of Larry Modic’s home is like watching a child with a temper tantrum get the better of its parents, saying:
The judge says the law is on our side; we’ve been trying to have violations fixed here for 10 years; we don’t care that you are the new owner; we don’t care that you have been making progress in repairing the home; we don’t care that you were too overwhelmed to show up in court and file the correct paperwork to appeal the orders: we don’t care that the news of this has garnered support and volunteers to help with the repairs; we don’t care if taxpayer money will be used to tear down a home that could be fixed and taxed instead of being another empty lot.
If Modic would please let us know in what community he finds a home, we would like to be his neighbors. Akron officials don’t seem to care enough to stop this moral outrage. The law and acquiescence are on their side.
Karl and Terri Lucas
I so agree with the Jan. 27 letter, “Old-school response,” regarding spanking. The defiance of this generation is directly connected to the removal of the three P’s — the paddle, the pledge and prayer.
When children are in school, educators are responsible, but the system can’t or won’t discipline for fear of violating the students’ civil rights.
Respect and discipline begin at home, from the parents, but they don’t want the job because blame has to go to someone else for their children’s bad behavior.
So they pawn the job off to the teachers and the schools.
Until someone has the guts to step up and say enough is enough, it is going to get worse. Society needs to learn there are consequences for bad behavior, and they are not slaps on the wrist.
I am writing in regard to all the discussion about guns and mental health. At age 85, I remember the Fallsview Psychiatric Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls being closed down, as was the Apple Creek Development Center in Wayne County, due to lack of funds. This was years ago.
With all the talk about mental health and guns, do these closings make sense?
We don’t know if those needing help would go there or if the families would ask for help.
I can’t understand why these closings have not been mentioned.