Letters to the Editor

Supporters of late-term abortion have become ‘monsters’ wanting to ‘exterminate’ babies

In this Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during an appearance with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton where both Democrats called for codifying abortion rights into New York State law during a joint appearance at Barnard College in New York. Cuomo says Trump's Supreme Court nominees "don't even pretend to be objective jurists. They've already announced their intention to impose their morality on the nation and roll back Roe v. Wade."
In this Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 file photo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during an appearance with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton where both Democrats called for codifying abortion rights into New York State law during a joint appearance at Barnard College in New York. Cuomo says Trump's Supreme Court nominees "don't even pretend to be objective jurists. They've already announced their intention to impose their morality on the nation and roll back Roe v. Wade." AP file photo

My wife and I have generally been agnostic regarding abortion – until recently this past week, that is.

After listening to New York Gov. Cuomo pontificate, to the point of blasphemy against (his own) Catholic doctrine, as he signed that state’s new abortion bill allowing abortion up to the point of delivery into law, and the subsequent, inappropriate – almost ghoulish – cheering from the bill’s supporters, we were taken aback.

Then, Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, spoke candidly about that state’s proposed abortion bill, which under some circumstances and after a “conversation” between the mother and her doctor would allow the doctor to commit “infanticide” – and simply kill the newborn baby! We were dumbfounded! We were repulsed! But mostly, we were saddened that almost half of the American society has devolved to such an extreme extent on this issue.

Unfortunately, those on the political left, including most Democrats, are supportive of abortion measures that would actually permit the murder of newborn infants. Similarly, when Adolf Hitler’s henchmen came upon newborns with a deformity or newborns of the “wrong” ethnicity, it was widely reported that they would take those babies by the ankles and smash them into trees or concrete walls. With that said, we’ve clearly established that the supporters of these abortion bills are monsters, and the only unanswered question is the method by which the newborns are to be exterminated! Shame on these evil, vile people!

Paul Gilbert

Batesburg

Race card isn’t the issue with apartments’ gas leak

It appears that Carla Damron, who wrote a letter to the editor in the Jan. 31 newspaper, wants to play the race card when it comes to the gas leak at the Allen Benedict Court apartments.

There is plenty of outrage and hearts broken concerning the deaths of these two gentlemen and the displacement of 400 people. There are and will be plenty of people stepping up to help.

Has Ms. Damron not been keeping up with this horrible and very sad catastrophe or is playing the race card what she does best?

JR Rogers

West Columbia

Removing doubt of validity of elections will make for a stronger government

I am writing in response to the resignation of Richland County elections and voter registration director Rokey Suleman. It was reported that approximately 1 percent of 142,805 ballots cast were not counted. This equates to 1,428 people whose vote was muffled.

I am a strong believer that your vote is your voice. When we don’t vote, we allow others to make the decision of who should run local and federal government. However, we cannot increase voter turnout by leaving ballots uncounted.

Even if the ballots being counted wouldn’t have changed the election results, every citizen’s vote matters. The 2018 Richland County turnout was 56.88 percent. a significant increase from 2014 which was 46.87 percent. It is evident that voters are engaged, but uncounted ballots can cause them to believe their vote doesn’t matter.

I don’t know the reason why the votes weren’t counted. One can only speculate the reason for not counting approximately 1,428, regardless the circumstance every, effort should be made to count every ballot for every race.

With the current political climate, removing doubt from the validity of elections will make for a stronger government. No matter if local or federal voice should be given to every ballot cast.

Joyce Rose-Harris

Columbia

The State publishes a cross section of the letters we receive from South Carolinians in order to provide a forum for our community and also to allow our community to get a good look at itself, for good or bad. The letters represent the views of the letter writers, not necessarily of The State.

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