The Roe v. Wade should include the role of “men” and “sex”: letters

In the debate on Roe v. Wade, I haven’t heard a word about “men” or “sex”

September 6 – To the Editor:

In the debate over the quashing of Roe v. Wade, I haven’t heard a word about “men” or “sex.” It takes more than a woman to have a child and to raise it, i.e. once a child is protected at birth, he needs food, clothing and a shelter among other things, such as money for a bus for the school trip at the end of the year. Also, some religions – like mine – do not believe that life begins at conception but at birth. “Women’s health care” is health care for all of us!

I would rather talk to Maggie Hassan, Chris Pappas and/or most Democrats like Cinde Warmington, the only Democrat on the NH Executive Council, about this issue than Republicans like Janet Stevens who voted with other Republicans on the Executive Council refuse to accept federal funds for women’s health care. Democrats at least listen to what you say. That goes for members of the State House and Senate such as Rebecca Perkins Kwoka who are also running for re-election! It doesn’t matter who we vote for!

So go vote, especially if you think men and sex are involved in pregnancy and hopefully raising a child. Vote Democrat on all the ballots!

Judy Ulmann

Portsmouth

Biden’s speech on MAGA Republicans a low point in American history

September 6 – To the Editor:

Biden’s speech on Thursday, September 1 will go down as one of the lowest moments in American history. For the first time in my memory, a sitting president attacks and denigrates half of the American voters in front of a building where the foundation of our constitutional republic was laid.

Those who voted for Biden because he was supposed to be “a unifier and someone who would calm divisive rhetoric” have plenty of reason to be bitterly disappointed. His vitriol has set his political enemies up to now be blamed for any acts of violence just before the midterm elections.

I study history and the first thing that came to mind after hearing this horrible speech was the fire at the Reichstag building in Germany in 1933. I encourage readers to check out the history of what happened then as this incident was used to eliminate opponents and consolidate political power. The story repeats itself.

The question becomes: Are acts of hatred and violence against neighbors who had Trump signs and bumper stickers now justified? Will those with “No Hate Allowed Here” signs be the first to attack or will they reject hate from all sources, including those they are politically aligned with?

I wish Biden could speak to our enemies as harshly as he spoke to his own constituency. It is indeed a sad moment in history when people are seen as enemies because they wear a symbol calling for making America great again.

Sue Polidure

Portsmouth

Coastal Region Legislators, Please Override the Veto of Landfill Bill, HB 1454

September 6 – To the Editor:

Governor Sununu vetoed eight bills this session, including HB 1454. This is the bill that will help ensure that all new landfills built in NH will be built in locations that minimize the risk of contamination. our state’s water bodies and drinking water supplies from PFAS and other toxic substances. chemical products.

HB 1454 passed both the House and the Senate on a majority bipartisan basis. Governor Sununu’s HB 1454 veto message was extremely unconvincing, with arguments that appear to stem directly from solid waste industry talking points.

It’s too bad the Governor missed an opportunity to sign HB 1454 into law. It would cost the state nothing, perfectly complements NH’s solid waste management goals, helps protect our tourism economy, and most importantly, would help prevent other communities from suffering from PFAS contamination.

Please take a few minutes to review the recent CBS News article on the dangers of PFAS contamination (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwwu5KchDcU&t=25s). At the last minute (starting at 10:12 a.m.), you’ll see the pain a Maine dairy farmer carries because he couldn’t do anything to save his farm from PFAS contamination, and his disappointment at having let it go. the generations of his ancestors who worked this land.

You have a chance to do the right thing. By voting to override the veto of HB 1454, you can help prevent another PFAS contamination disaster in our state. You can help make sure this doesn’t happen on your watch and doesn’t happen to the right people in the Seacoast area of ​​NH.

I am a Seacoast business owner and father of two young children. As a lifelong NH curator, I am appalled that the HB 1454 veto can be upheld because the legislature cannot place the health and well-being of NH residents above the self-interests of the industry. solid waste.

Jeffrey DeRosa

Stratham NH

Many current and former Republicans will vote for Democrats

September 2 – To the editor:

Many Republicans, and former Republicans like me, are concerned about the extreme positions that many Republican candidates take. A number of them with alarming opinions have recently won primaries in states across our country. Their supporters are motivated and these extremists could be elected in November. If you are listed as “undeclared,” please vote for the Democrats on Primary Day. (You can sign the book on your way out of the polling station back to Undeclared if you wish.)

Today, mainstream Republicans in Washington have been silenced by the leaders of Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell. There is no place in Washington today for a non-radical Republican. If you doubt it, please watch the network’s national news at 6:30 p.m. for a week.

Many current and former Republicans will vote for Democrats in Tuesday’s primary and we will do so again in November. We need to send representatives to Washington (and Concord) who aren’t afraid to tell the truth. It is more important to vote for those who will condemn violence, support US law enforcement and institutions (FBI, CIA, Department of Justice), than to vote for the party you may have aligned with all your life. . Character and moral leadership matter.

Primary: Tuesday, September 13

Voting hours: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Questions? Call the City Clerk at 603-610-7208

Bess Mosley

Portsmouth

Governor Sununu can’t have it both ways on Gunstock

August 31 – To the Editor:

Once again Governor Sununu speaks out of both sides of his mouth. One side says “I have no problem with Free Staters.” The other side says “…these people (who want to privatize Gunstock Recreation Area and secede from the United States) are crazy.”

He knows better. The Free Staters have never hidden their goals. Their manifesto says they would come to a small state, take it over, then tear the government down and separate from the United States. They don’t always say that when they run for office, but they don’t hide their long-term goal either.

Sununu knew what the Free Staters were when he campaigned to help them get elected to the legislature. He knew they wouldn’t approve of Belknap County running a successful recreation area. He knew they would try to destroy him. They told him.

Sununu helped set them up. He is responsible for the problem because he knew when he helped them get elected that this is the kind of thing they would do. They may be crazy, but destroying the government is what the Free Staters exist for. Chris Sununu knew it. They told him what they wanted to do. But he still helped them recapture the Belknap County delegation. Now he claims to be surprised that they did exactly what they said they would do. No sale.

Emmanuel Krasner

Farmington