Letters to the Editor
May 11, 2022

To the Editor:
The California voter ballots are being mailed out this week. Please, please know your candidates. Become familiar with their positions on those matters that you deem important. Read the measures and propositions that may be on the ballot. You may learn too late that the fine print conflicted with your beliefs.
The decision you make will be one you’ll have to live with the entire time you live in this beautiful state. Voting is not only a right, it is a privilege that must be cherished and respected.
Patti Walker,


To the editor:
With the recently leaked Supreme Court decision draft, the issue of abortion rights is again in the news. We read of demonstrations agitating against overturning Roe v. Wade and see signs displayed with the slogans, "My body, my choice," and "Bans off my body." In discussing this issue, two questions are worth asking. Question one: "If it has a beating human heart, is it a human being?" Question two: "Can one part of a woman's body have a blood type different from the rest of her body?" The answers are obvious. If it has a beating human heart, what else would it be but a human being? And, of course one part of a person's body can't have a blood type different from the rest of her body. Yet many children, including the unborn, have a blood type different from their mother's.
If you support abortion rights, I encourage you to honestly ask yourself these questions. If you're pro-life and discuss abortion rights with those who support them, I encourage you to ask them these questions. If people consider and answer these questions, hopefully they will see that abortion takes the life of an innocent human being.
Also, check out the website of "Abortiontruth.com." Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.
Rev. Leslie R. Lanier,
Wayfarer's Chapel Lutheran Church,