Letters to the editor May 8
I’m ashamed. Ashamed of our legislators. Ashamed that Montana is now a national disgrace. Ashamed that LGBT folks across the country see how our elected officials and court system denied human and legal rights to their own member.
I’m impressed with the courage that Rep. Zooey Zephyr demonstrated in the face of elected officials who denied her right of free speech and treated her as an outcast. Our legislators disrespected one of their own members and made our state the laughingstock of the nation.
They have diminished the reputation of the Treasure State by disrespecting the right to representation of our citizens and wasting the currency of our self-respect and the respect of our country by demonstrating their ability to put prejudice ahead of representative government and wasting the treasure of Montana’s reputation to impose their personal power and control.
We Montanans have given power to people who are abusing it. I hope we know better the next time.
— Ina Albert, Whitefish
Standard leftist abortion talking points are annoying.
The Inter Lake’s printing of a Los Angeles Times opinion editorial, full of misleading falsehoods, made me cringe: “In the most far-reaching ruling on abortion since SCOTUS overturned Roe vs. Wade and robbed women of the constitutional right to an abortion a Texas federal judge suspended the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, taken as part of medication abortion.”
“Constitutional right!” Bull!
The 1973 Supreme Court, swayed by lies from the profit-driven pro-abortion crowd, invented that “right” out of thin air. The current Supreme Court merely upheld the Constitution.
About the drug, the Times stated “The ruling ignores sound medical judgment and more than two decades of the drug’s safe usage.”
Granted, it really is a hail Mary move by the pro-lifers desperately trying to save innocent lives, but let’s change direction and look at what the FDA, CDC and NIH did during the Covid pandemic. These agencies lawlessly censured and even persecuted highly credentialed doctors who were promoting early life-saving treatments for Covid, which included Ivermectin which has many decades-long histories of safety. The greed-driven corruption cost literally hundreds of thousands of lives. Where was the media protest then? So, these same agencies should be trusted for their judgments of safety on an abortion drug?
The Times editorial concluded its litany of knee-jerk phrases with this jewel: “This is about denying pregnant people (women?) the right to health care (murdering a baby is health care?) and the ability to control their own bodies.”
Controlling their own bodies apparently was a failure. Conception control is fairly easy and relatively cheap. After conception, it’s not an issue of control over their bodies, it’s an issue of killing a person they invited into their body to nurture during the first 9 months of life. That’s murder, plain and simple.
— Gary Goers, Kalispell