Saturday, January 25, 2003
This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision. It is a gloomy anniversary. What can our nation say about 30 years of abortion on demand? Is there any regret for the 41 million aborted children? How many potential scientists, doctors, lawyers, teachers and priests were aborted?
Is there any regret over the countless women wounded, killed and assaulted in the abortion mills?
How should we recognize that horrible day, Jan. 22, 1973? Many will attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C. I hope to attend, to witness to our government the horrors of abortion. To let them know that legalized abortion is unacceptable to a nation founded on certain inalienable rights; LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I wonder if the march will receive any press this year? Every year, the story is rarely talked about in the mainstream media, even though it is one of the biggest marches in Washington. I ask people who have never spoken up before to make the effort to attend. All it takes for evil to succeed is for the good to say nothing.
Will our nation endure another 30 years of slaughtering the innocent? I pray that it will not. How can we continue to sleep at night with 4,000 children dying every day? Many say that abortion is no longer a relevant issue. Even though this year marks 30 years since Roe vs. Wade, abortion is a new tragedy because the babies who die today never died before.
Thomas Messe, M.D.
Thank you for your article on wrestling in the Routt County high schools. As you can see, there are some great things happening with our local team, and I was very pleased to read your article. I also want to apologize to the basketball players and anyone else I may have offended with my insensitive remark about boys basketball season. I have the utmost respect for all of our young people that participate in extracurricular activities. It is tough for kids to stay on the straight and narrow, in today's world, with all of the temptations and peer pressure they face. The ones who choose to represent their school in any event and maintain their grades deserve nothing less than respect. My comments were merely meant as a joke but it did not come across to everyone that way and for that I am sorry. Thank you to the Pilot for having this forum that allows someone like myself to admit a mistake and apologize for it.
All things genuine
Thanks much for your generous article about the new music store, 3-Wire, in the old telephone central office in Hayden. We appreciate hearing about things genuine and this is one such. And he wants folk to come in and sit a while to play a tune with him. Can you imagine?
Paps Hanley (his dad)