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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Dr. Brownback?

April 23, 2013

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To the editor:

Great news! The State of Kansas no longer needs to fund medical education! It’s clear that our legislators and Gov. Brownback are much better informed than our doctors about women’s reproductive health and how to diagnose, treat and counsel women regarding their needs. I suggest that all women in Kansas, when they are ill or are concerned about their health in any way, call the governor’s office directly and ask to be seen by him, rather than making an appointment with a health care practitioner. I know I will.

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Milton Bland 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I get really mad when I read about "women reproductive health" rights. It is not about a woman's health, but about the inconvience of being a mother, or the inconvienence of giving up a baby for adoption. Planed Parenthood is a place to get an abortion, and nothing else. Anything written to the contrary is a lie, period. Abortion is the gruesom, bloody murder of a child. For those readers who are parents, there is no difference in abortion and someone sneaking into you home and brutally killing your child.

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11 months, 4 weeks ago

@notsobright

Nobody engaged in an ad hominem attack against you. This is an example of such an attack and I find nothing like it above.

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fiddleback 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Arguably the most extreme element of the legislation just signed, and what this letter partially alludes to, is the provision requiring doctors to recite junk science about the supposed correlation between abortion and breast cancer. Even those with pro-life beliefs ought to be able to acknowledge that this is goes far beyond any rationally defensible measure.

When legislators feel empowered to put words in doctor’s mouths, or when they seek to hold innocent partisan doctors who commit lies of omission about life-threatening conditions, they’ve clearly reached the point where the ends justify whatever means, a hallmark of fascism.

Adding ironic insult to injury, notsobright comes along invoking Hitler, not so as to identify these proto-fascists intent upon ruthlessly enshrining his belief system, but in order to slander their opposition and further enable them. Sickening.

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notsobright 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Interesting- I realize I am not so bright, but I did not know an ad hominem argument dismissed the actual claims. Perhaps some should use their doctoral prowess to actually research the claims. If they are not true- just dismiss them.
So- 1) Are we talking about the life of a child or not? 2) Did Margaret Sanger promote eugenics in her writings?
3) Did the Nazi regime incorporate Planned Parenthood polices in their public policy?

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Paul R Getto 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Relax. 31% Sam is following his jobs program.....for lawyers.

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11 months, 4 weeks ago

@notsobright Well done. In response to sarcasm you hit several scientifically unsupported talking points and invoked a Godwin. Congratulations.

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