To the editor:
I am nine months pregnant and on Oct. 9 I go in to have a routine caeserean because I had to have one before. I just don’t think it is fair that someone can tell me that I am not allowed to give birth the way I feel is right.
The doctors say it is safer, but I believe it should be the mother’s choice. I believe that it is so wrong for someone else to tell me that I can not experience something so natural. I am upset that someone could take this away from me.
I do understand it is safer for the mother, but I just feel cheated out of being able to make the decision for myself. It is just becoming a c-section world. Some people prefer them to natural birth. I just dont get it.
Not good enough
To the editor:
I won’t pretend to know the answer that best suits the health care issue currently on the shirtsleeves of Americans, especially since most opinions held are those that have been handed to them by whatever news media they have chosen to worship.
I really do not believe that there will be a perfect solution, regardless of whose side one takes. In fact, Americans shouldn’t be duped into believing that we have to take a side. One can only hope and pray that what will be instituted will help those who need it most.
I heard the ugliest, most appalling thing from someone I still consider a good friend. He stated he would rather not have any insurance go to those who can’t afford it, and that if he ever got sick, he would just sell his house and possessions and pay for it himself. This is easy to say for someone who has free insurance provided by their employer, and who owns a house.
What really made this hurt was that there were several times in my career that I didn’t have insurance, even though I needed life-saving drugs that I went without for a year or more. I also never had the luxury of owning a house to sell to pay for what I needed done. And when I did get good insurance, like I do now, I still can’t afford my share of treatments I still need.
“Good insurance,” as it is now, is still not good enough, regardless of what Americans are being spoon fed, and the calloused attitudes of “the entitled” are not making matters any better.
To the editor:
In your Aug. 14 story about the proposed law and justice center, mention is made of a faulty assessment of traffic flow in the environmental impact report. A Public Works Department planner and a supervisor were concerned about congestion, according to the article. If you think that traffic congestion is bad now, just imagine what it will be like after construction of Lowe’s and the new justice center.
One of the reasons for locating the new justice center where proposed is to reduce response time for the Sheriff’s Office. I ask, how are patrol cars suppose to get on Highway 108? Drive out Old Wards Ferry to Jacobs, over to Lime Kiln and back to 108? Or maneuver through the city traffic to reach 108?
How about off-ramps and on-ramps onto the bypass where Old Wards Ferry Road crosses it? Have the planners even considered this option? I have never seen any mention of it in this newspaper. Those of us living outside of Sonora now have to travel through the city from the Crossroads Shopping Center to get out of town. This only adds to the congestion.
Shouldn’t getting traffic in and out of the city, have been considered before approving the building of another big box store? Off-ramps and on-ramps onto the bypass should have been part of the negotiations with Lowe’s, instead of just realignment of Old Wards Ferry Road with Greenley Road. This alignment could have been taken care of when Greenley Road was extended, instead of creating the crazy “double-stop” intersection, which I jokingly refer to as Fuccillo Corners.
To the editor:
Am I the only person in this country to ask theses questions?
1. Why is it that uniformed or under-informed people go to public information rallies and try to shout or scream down the people that are trying to give out information? Has polite public discussion been replaced by partisan rudeness when you don’t agree with the speaker or what they have to say?
2. Why are people so afraid of public discussion? Are they afraid to learn something new or different then what they know or believe?
3. Is it better to act in ignorance than to listen to another point of view?
4. Whatever happened to, if you don’t agree with something, coming up with a better answer or better solution? Or working with your adversary to come up with a compromise?
5. Why is it that some people choose to make major decisions on what they hear in the media, and not research the facts themselves? Is it that they are just lazy? Or just don’t want to spend the time away from their Wi-Fi games?
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