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March 21, 2014

Letters to the Editor: March 21, 2014

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Some want to end support at birth

There are more children in poverty in America (22 percent) than in any other major industrialized country. While we are the richest country in the world, countries like Denmark and Great Britian have single diget childhood poverty rates and Canada has a rate of 14 percent.

Some of our political leaders, the Tea Party in particular, tell us they are anti-abortion in order to land votes, while at the same time convincing us that cutting food stamps, other food programs, and health care is in the best interest of these newborns. As if taking away food and health care will somehow magically improve their lives by forcing their parents to work at a non-existent slave-wage job or starve.

I tend to believe that what the Tea Party wants is to lessen the deficit and build the U.S. Treasury so they and their wealthy benefactors will have a larger supply of bucks to plunder. In case you haven’t noticed, the wealth is pooling at the top like never before while children are going hungry like never before.

I wonder what Jesus would have to say about being anti-abortion and then knowingly allowing those in power to let newborns go hungry while the wealthiest among us line their pockets.

Larry Brooks, Kokomo

 

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