To the editor:
I realize the Journal-World is impotent to resist AP style guidelines in the interests of unbiased journalism, but must nonetheless protest Thursday's reportage on the abortion ban. Imagine this rewrite of the front page lead:
"A majority of distinguished Supreme Court justices gave unborn children a landmark victory in a 5-4 decision that upholds the long-held bipartisan, multicultural aversion to partial-birth abortions voiced by a majority of this country's citizens and legislators. It was a long awaited and resounding win that supporters of child citizenship and basic decency had hoped to gain from a country pushed to the use of the courts by a media campaign to hide the horrors of this 'procedure' from public view."
And while we're imagining, let's get in a sentence or two about the myth that any woman's life ever depends upon stabbing to death of a baby already emerging from her womb. Get real!
On a calmer note, ironically, on page 7 of the same paper, we mourn hero Liviu Librescu's death: "...to save one life is to save the world." Amen.
Charlotte Ostermann, McLouth