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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
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Ag Days fields fun for all

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The annual Ag Days celebration took place August 12-17, 2014 in Spring Valley, Minn. with activities taking place from Tuesday through Sunday all around town. Spring Valley Senior Living’s Cutest Pet Contest got the ball rolling on Tuesday and t ..... 
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Legacy-funded prairie restoration benefits trout stream

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley The Great Outdoors

A trout stream in the far southeastern part of the state is benefitting from Minnesota’s approval of the Legacy Amendment nearly six years ago. Earlier this year, an 18-acre area within the Etna Creek Aquatic Management Area (AMA) was burned, tr ..... 
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New ambulance director selected for Spring Valley

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

A new ambulance director has been named for Spring Valley. Todd Jones informed the Council that Brett Rima of Thief River Falls has accepted the position starting Sept. 2. Previously an offer of employment had been made to Ryan Marking and he decli ..... 
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Spring Valley makes an offer for ambulance director

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council is in the process of hiring a new ambulance director. Since Jim Cooper announced in April that he was going to retire on August 15 the council has been working on finding a replacement. After the advertising phase for ..... 
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Marjorie Earley

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Marjorie Earley, 98, of Spring Valley, Minn., died on July 23, 2014, at the Spring Valley Senior Living Center. Marjorie was born in York Township, Minn. to Gerit and Mary (VanGrevenhof) Zwart on November 4, 1915. She attended Bristol Center Sch ..... 
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Fillmore County resident is a lottery winner

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley All

Roseville, Minn. – Congratulations to Tanner Thobe of Spring Valley, Minn.. Thobe won $10,000 by playing the Lottery’s Feelin’ Lucky scratch game. Thobe claimed the prize on June 23, 2014. The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Trip, 640 N. ..... 
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Virgil Kenneth Arett

Mon, Jun 30th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Virgil Kenneth Arett, age 92, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. He was born March 22, 1922 in Freeborn County near Moscow, Minn. to Benjamin and Ida Mae (Hubbard) Arett. He married Lillian E. Kingsley June 8, 1940 at the L ..... 
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Loan funds approved for Spring Valley’s Chateau de Chic

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on June 23 and approved an application for revolving loan funds for working capital for the Chateau de Chic in the amount of $25,000. The application stated that the business needs gap financing to pave the way for ..... 
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