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Response to Yvonne Nyenhuis’ commentary regarding abortion


Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Yvonne Nyenhuis’ defense of the pro-choice position consistently misses the mark (“Concerning women’s healthcare,” Aug 25).

She argues that facilities like Planned Parenthood provide essential healthcare to women, but that organization is the nation’s leading provider and promoter of elective abortion. Planned Parenthood in Minnesota performed more abortions than ever last year – a total of 4,370 – even as the state total decreased significantly. According to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s 2011-2012 annual report, more than 11 times as many Planned Parenthhood clients receive abortions as prenatal care, and abortions outnumber adoption referrals by a 145-to-one margin. Public funds should be directed to health care facilities that do not prioritize the killing of unborn children.

Nyenhuis says many women died from “back alley” abortions before the procedure was made legal, but that claim is very misleading. Maternal deaths (including deaths from abortion) declined dramatically through the middle of the 20th century as a result of anitbiotics and other medical advances. This happened before the legalization of abortion in 1973. Dr. Mary Calderone, former medical director for Planned Parenthood, concluded in 1960 that “abortion, whether therapeutic or illegal, is in the main no longer dangerous.”

Nyenhuis also claims that pro-life advocates are unwilling to deal with the problems women face. Nothing could be further from the truth. Dozens of pro-life pregnancy care centers across the state provide support and practical assistance to pregnant women in need. The pro-life movement is committed to the welfare of both mothers and their children – because we believe that every human being, born and unborn, deserves care, respect and protection under the law.

Eleanore Jones

Spring Valley, MN

Health care...

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I read Mrs. Nyenhuis’ letter about health care and some red flags were very apparent to me. I found it hypocritical of her to talk about how well her knee is doing and how lucky she is to have her husband after his diabetic trauma ..... 
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Not in my back yard...

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As I have tried to study silica sand mine issues in southeastern Minnesota, I have to say I am a bit disappointed in Minnesotans. It appears that our stance is one of “let’s do what we can to prevent silica sand mining in southea ..... 
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Kingsland School District...

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Another great article this week talking about the Kingsland School District! Jackie Horsman wrote a great article interviewing Al Williams making both towns open our eyes and question what goes on at Kingsland. I think a lot is being ..... 
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Kingsland School District...

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, Jason Sethre, had a very good article in the January 20th edition. It was an interview with John McDonald, the superintendent for the Kingsland School District and it was related to the c ..... 
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Kingsland School District ...

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, Jason Sethre, had a very good article in the January 20th edition. It was an interview with John McDonald, the superintendent for the Kingsland School District and it was related to the c ..... 
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Letter about Spring Valley flooding

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Spring Valley was flooded again this week. Has the City ever considered a dike? A dike does not have to be a big, ugly earthen wall. Have you seen the nice row of locally quarried retaining wall rock stacked up at O’Connell’ ..... 
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Letter about defending position

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, If you will allow me to defend my position, I would like to clarify to what I said that Mr. Grehl took offense with. I lived in Germany for three years. My duties took me into parts of Germany & France that even some German and Fr ..... 
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Letter about Erding commentary

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Your article is right on Jeff; too bad that Yvonne didn’t do a little history reading before she wrote. Her opinions on history and gun control are not factual. Yes, Hitler & Stalin were dictators but what made them Dictators? ..... 
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