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Letters to the Poughkeepsie Journal

Friday, May 19, 2017

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End 'pay-to-play' contributions in political campaigns

The influence of money in political campaigns is a major problem across the country, but not just at federal and state levels. …

Bill McCabe

Easter holiday provides source of moral goodness

The election of President Donald Trump revealed our warped choices, which shape the values of our society. …

Chuck Cooper
Hopewell Junction

Writer contends 'women have a choice' other than abortion

This letter is in response to Jack Feldborg's recent letter titled "Planned Parenthood provides important services to women" (May 2).

Women will be forced to endure an unwanted pregnancy? How about the plight of the unborn child?

The motherís plans for her future will be altered? What about the unborn childís future?

Women have a choice: Have the baby and put it up for adoption. Better yet, donít take the chance. With the contraception that is available, there is no reason whatsoever to get accidentally pregnant.

If pregnancy happens by a horrendous act, that baby has a chance with an infertile couple.

I donít want my tax dollars funding this abortion atrocity, nor should we be liable for this.

People are hypocrites if they say they are Christians and believe in abortion. Bottom line, take precautions or abstain. Stop shoving this despicable act on God loving people.

Darleen Altmann

Editorial Comment

Funny, but the editor didn’t write "Writer Contends Planned Parenthood provides important services to women" over the letter referenced here. - BK

Writer disappointed in Common Council members for language

As someone who enjoys watching all the City of Poughkeepsie Common Council meetings, I was disappointed to hear Chairwoman Natasha Cherry, 6th Ward, and Councilman Chris Petsas, 1st Ward, use derogatory language toward Councilman Lee Klein, 4th Ward, especially considering how sensitive the chairwoman is to criticism. …

Keith Lawrence

Mental Health America of Dutchess County thanks entities involved with Anemones sale

To become the unique flowers that they are, Anemones must first work their way through the soil they are planted in. …

Kathleen Valentino
Community Events Coordinator
Mental Health America of Dutchess County

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