Letters to the Editor

State legislators cannot stop abortions; stop punishing pregnant women

Abortion-rights supporters stand in the lobby of the S.C. State House April 24, 2019, to protest a “fetal heartbeat” ban that would criminalize abortions after about six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant and before the fetus can survive outside the womb.
Abortion-rights supporters stand in the lobby of the S.C. State House April 24, 2019, to protest a “fetal heartbeat” ban that would criminalize abortions after about six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant and before the fetus can survive outside the womb. tbarton@thestate.com

If men could get pregnant, abortions would be available at every local oil and lube place.

S.C. legislators cannot stop abortions. Women who need this health care will either go out or state or be forced to seek it from unlicensed people. We will see a rise in the number of dilation and curettage procedures done by doctors who agree to terminate pregnancies under the guise of a “female procedure.”

Men are equally responsible for preventing unwanted pregnancies, and vasectomies are readily available. Stop punishing pregnant women who need to end a pregnancy. The law of the land concerning abortions should remain in place to protect all women.

Elizabeth Jones

Columbia

Democrats have no idea what to do with Trump

Do you remember the scene in “Jurassic Park” when Laura Dern finds this giant pile of dinosaur poop? She then puts on gloves and proceeds to examine it. Well, it seems as if this is what the Democratic leadership keeps stepping in. The difference in these two scenes would appear to be that Laura Dern, as a scientist, knew what she was doing, and the Democratic leadership, as prejudiced politicians, have no clue.

There is no question that the Congressional Democrats, as their party’s elected leaders, should be working toward their agenda (whatever that is!), but their hatred of President Trump actually trumps everything else. I’m not so sure that it is still the hatred of Trump that motivates them, or that they are so totally invested in his downfall that they can no longer move on to other things without completely losing face with their followers.

Hence they find themselves constantly facing another giant pile of dinosaur poop, still with no idea what to do with it.

Perhaps someone should tell them to find a cave and hide from the giant dinosaur (President Trump) until 2024. If you can’t beat them, and you don’t want to join them, you might as well hide out until it’s safe to come out again.

Hubert Smoak

Cayce

News over past few weeks create unwanted noise

I wake at 5 a.m. and turn the TV on to see what happened over night. Today, I’m agitated, resentful that my ears were filled for days and weeks with repeated words such as “Mueller,” “comprehensive immigration legislation,” “collusion,” “obstruction of justice,” “Trump/Hillary’s bought and paid for dossier,” “s/he lied,” and more. My ear drums can take no more monotonous rehashing. Just think of the ear time wasted with air time saying “Mueller report” and words in sentence two. Post Mueller, 24-hour coverage of Senate hog wash is now boring. Instead of those cacophonous, repeated words, my ears should have absorbed melodious music with a feeling of blissful content.

Destroy the president? No! The horses named Collusion and Obstruction were beaten dead long ago and are in the stinking stage, swarms of maggots eating their bodies. Only American people can stop biased news: Flip to a music channel. Candidates who believe impeachment will win an election are hopelessly dumb and losing time. A meaningful, capitalism platform could compete. Medicine delivered by the bureaucracy (i.e. VA) with inability to fire incompetents? Free tuition? Concrete houses for poor? No!

Our ears have put up with at least a week of just three words – comprehensive immigration reform – without one suggestion for a reform to be voted on. For you dissing people out there, tell us realistic, affordable plans. You cannot give us chapter headings and expect us to imagine your book!

Richard Mims

Lugoff

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