Abortion providers still in business after crying wolf
Re: "Virginia abortion providers coping with new rules," April 22
Abortion profiteers make many misleading statements, such as: A baby developing in the womb is just a mass of tissue; a fetus is not human; there are no medical risks to the abortion procedure; abortion doesn't raise the risk of breast cancer; and requiring an ultrasound (standard medical care) is equivalent to rape.
So it is not surprising to hear that, despite all the hand-wringing about their having to observe basic health standards to protect women's safety would force them all out of business, abortuaries will do so to continue doing abortions. Pro-lifers may be disappointed to hear they're not closing after all, but at least women will be safer in these facilities.
However, it is obvious that abortion profiteers are truth-impaired. How does anyone, including the Virginia legislature, believe anything they say?
Fran?ois L. Quinson
Don't blame White House for out-of-date information
Re: "Obama bases policies on science -- when it suits him,"Editorial, April 20
The latest studies on food deserts may be correct. But you are faulting the White House for relying on previous data that showed otherwise.
The new studies are a surprise. Your editorial would only be justified if the administration chooses to ignore a preponderance of studies supporting the new data.
Columnist insulted Italians, especially sea captains
Re: "When brave men have the courage to do the right thing," April 15
Meghan Cox Gurdon states that the captain of the Concordia abandoned his ship "... to save his Italian skin." As a proud Italian-American, I find this remark trulyoffensive, the implication being that Italian sea captains in general are not "gentlemen" who act with "honor."
Or did she have some other message in mind by including this superfluous descriptor?
Camillo J. Pasquariello
Budget at a standstill because Dems fear losing to the GOP
Re: "Why Democrats won't vote on a budget," Editorial, April 19
Senate Democrats won't pass a budget because they fear losing control to Republicans in November. If they do, the spiteful losers will undoubtedly let the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of the year, which will raise everyone's taxes and prolong the recession.
It was bad enough when Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate and they rammed through President Obama's health careless monster behind closed doors. Making things worse, they unleashed the tyrannical Dodd-Frank finance laws on the economy.
Hopefully, economic pain from the increased cost of living and insurmountable debt will wake up enough Democrats and Independents to the realization that they were suckered by President Obama. After the campaign, Obama never stopped using intentional distractions to misappropriate public funds.
Daniel B. Jeffs
Apple Valley, Calif.