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Concerning women’s healthcare


By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

We send representatives to the government to serve us. It is not our job to serve them.

Over 90 percent of American women have used some kind of birth control in their lifetimes, yet it is harder every day for women to obtain affordable healthcare. Across the country family planning clinics are being closed. Lawmakers have started attacking access to contraception, (which reduces the need for abortion.)

Women are losing access to low cost family planning services, to public hospitals during a health emergency and their right to privacy. If we seriously want our country to be a democracy, rules should not be made by a radical minority.

In some states women are required to undergo and pay for unnecessary ultrasound procedures prior to having an abortion. In Ohio, Governor John Kasich, surrounded by men, signed a bill that “simultaneously made it harder to prevent a pregnancy, harder to terminate one and harder for low income women to keep their babies.(Amanda Marcotte) “Senator Orrin Hatch asserted that abortion constitutes 95 percent of what Planned Parenthood does as an organization. The same claim was made by Senator John Kyl and debunked. Senator Hatch apparently didn’t get the message and repeated the falsehood on FRCS in an interview with Tony Perkins (“People for the American Way”submitted by Kyle Montyla). Actually the amount spent on abortion is 3 percent!

Pro-life advocates like to showcase their position as “we against them”. They present themselves as being “for” the life of the unborn. They reiterate that those who are “pro-choice” are evil and are “for” abortion.

I have been for “choice” as long as I can remember but I have never liked the idea of abortion. I find when talking to others who support “choice” that they feel as I do. I came to realize, the truth underlying this issue is that we are “all” pro-life! The difference in concept is how we respond to women’s needs.

I discussed abortion with my eldest son on a rare visit. He said he is “pro-choice” but feels that a woman should decide within the first trimester if she wants to terminate her pregnancy. We agreed there can be extenuating circumstances and that a woman and her doctor should decide what procedures she should follow. Her fate should not be determined by lawmakers in Congress.

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Guest commentary regarding Rushford-Peterson Schools

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Linda Hovland Thank You to Brett Kues and Stan Gudmundon for writing a letter to the editor. I am glad that there are people willing to talk about the new school. Whether you are for or against, I really think that there should be a lot of di ..... 
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Why government openness matters

By Lee Hamilton

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies ..... 
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The Good Lie

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
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There’s no getting around it: although the recession is technically over in America (although some European countries are sliding back in), things are still not going well for a lot of Americans. Add to our troubles at home the current hot stories ..... 
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DNR was right to stop illegal silica sand mining in Houston County

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
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By Marilyn Frauenkron Bayer, Houston County, MN The DNR is to be commended for their decisive action to ensure important new laws to protect trout streams from silica sand mining are not ignored. The law is straightforward and requires silica sand ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Cousins

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
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A few weeks ago, I had a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with my cousin from California. His wife is from Wisconsin, so they came back to visit her family, and coordinated their schedule to meet up with us in Minnesota. We found a meeting point ..... 
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Reclaiming America

By Jeff Erding

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

While considering a topic for this month’s submission, I made the wise decision to consult my “better half”. Cindy always has a knack for bringing me back to reality. You are too much of a “Debbie Downer” she said. “ It’s not like ..... 
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Guest Commentary: The continuing success of the ACA

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Commentary

By Herb Panko, Chatfield, MN I find it amazing that so many of the Obamacare detractors keep acting like spoiled children who didn’t get their way. They continue living in a magical world, thinking that the ACA will just disappear. (Read Davids ..... 
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Why I am a Democrat

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
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By Jon Pieper There is one question I am frequently asked. Why are you running for the Minnesota House as a Democrat? The answer is very simple. I want to be part of a forward looking political party that works to improve the quality of life of t ..... 
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