Letters to the Editor

To submit a letter to the editor, please email your submission to letters@ljworld.com or mail it to Box 888, Lawrence KS 66044. Letters should be 250 words or less, be of public interest and should avoid libelous language. The Journal-World reserves the right to edit letters, as long as viewpoints are not altered. Letters must bear the name, address and telephone number of the writer.

Letter: Compassion argument lacking

To the Editor: "God said, God said!" "God did NOT say!" I respond here to a letter from two ordained ministers claiming to represent our Christian faith. They contend that it requires us to oppose the Value Them Both amendment, in the name of compassion (the "center" of our faith, "core ...

Letters: More merit welcomed

To the Editor: Lay persons or attorneys not engaged in courthouse work probably assume judicial selections are totally merit based. That is, the most experienced, courtroom savvy candidate becomes the next judge. In actuality (based on my own 30+ years in courthouses), this is not always the ...

Letter: Amendment is about regulation

To the Editor: Contrary to what many say, the proposed Kansas state constitutional amendment does not ban abortion at any stage. What the amendment does is to unambiguously indicate that the Kansas constitution (written 1859) was not written with a fundamental right to abortion (ie., up to the ...

Letter to the editor: We voted ‘No’

To the editor: The League of Women Voters of Kansas opposes the Kansas constitutional amendment that will be decided in the Aug. 2 primary election. The intentionally confusing language of the amendment states: “Because Kansans value both women and children, the constitution of the state ...

Letter to the editor: We’re better than this, Kansas

To the editor: The proposed Republican Kansas amendment on abortion is worded ambiguously, but its anti-choice intent calls for a clear “No” in our current referendum. Kansas already has limits on abortion practices. Severe restrictions on abortion imposed lately in some states may or may ...

Letter to the editor: I support the amendment

To the editor: Much has been said against the Aug. 2 amendment, mostly that it will ban abortions. It does not ban abortio ns. It would restore to state legislators, whom we elect, the authority to enact regulations regarding abortion. The 2019 Supreme Court ruling presumably made existing ...