Abortion helps fight poverty around the world


Abortion is an alternative to misconduct

births among people improved

Although global poverty levels have generally declined since the 1960s, the World Bank recently increased the projected number of newly extremely impoverished people in the world for 2021, to between 119 million and 124 million.

The causes are mainly the COVID-19 pandemic, drought, climate change and increasing debt. (Recognizing the “ordinary” poor as well would certainly produce more.) These threats suggest intelligent planning and control of the population.

Despite historical religious doctrines, conceiving of humans in socio-economic situations where they could be impoverished, and eventually mentally and physically exhaust society (at an early and old age), is irrational and irresponsible. Such situations exist all over the world.

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It makes sense and saves life to avoid potentially miserable lives.

In the absence of abstinence, modern abortions can prevent reckless and reckless births and the life suffering that results from them. To deny believers who support abortion the sacraments of their faith (communion, for example) is treason. It is more serious when these supporters are respectable and faithful public leaders, like President Joe Biden.

William P. Allman, Columbus

Lawmakers: try to curb the deaths of

COVID, guns, like you did with hazing

It’s great that Ohio lawmakers have faced the scourge of hazing on college campuses by passing Collin’s Law. Under pressure from the fact that two students have died in hazing incidents, this is a positive step in preventing future deaths of our college and high school students. Perhaps our representatives could use the same logic to tackle COVID-19 and gun deaths here in Ohio.

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More than 20,000 people have died from COVID-19 and more than 800 have died from gun-related incidents. Sadly, our lawmakers have done all they can to block efforts to reduce these deaths.

Joe Obergfell, Columbus


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Communities should ban

sealer for driveways, parking lots

Coal Tar Sealant is a black goo that smells of mothballs that is often spilled on driveways and parking lots in central Ohio during the summer for cosmetic reasons.

For years after application, carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present in huge amounts in coal tar have spread throughout the environment as dust caused by tires, snow shovels, leaf blowers. , shoes and bare feet.

Toxic PAH dust can be absorbed into the human body through the lungs and skin, and medical researchers have linked coal tar PAHs to an increased risk of lung, skin and bladder cancer , especially in children. The US Geological Survey warns that during rains, PAHs found in coal tar sealants spread beyond the driveway into streets and eventually into rivers. There, coal tar PAHs can cause birth defects and mutations in fish and invertebrates.

Lowe’s, Home Depot and Ace Hardware no longer sell coal tar sealants. Residents run the risk of experiencing the toxic effects of coal tar when they hire contractors to seal driveways or parking lots for them. We encourage communities to ban coal tar sealants due to their highly toxic chemistry and risk to humans and the environment. Asphalt sealer is a much safer alternative to coal tar sealer and is similarly priced.

Brian Will, Grandview Heights

Ridiculous punishment for inmates

man shows loopholes in the American justice system

The July 4 story “Man in prison for 21 years released” about Ralph Smith, who was released on bail after 21 years in prison, illustrates some of the reasons the United States has high incarceration rate highest criminal in the world.

Smith was accused of being one of two men who broke into a Lancaster home, held a family at gunpoint and stole rare comics and $ 10,000 in cash from them. There was no physical evidence that he had committed the crime, that he knew the people or that he was in the house. The only “proof” was that the owners identified his photo. Smith was convicted and sentenced to 67 years in prison. How could anyone be

sentenced to 67 years for that?

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The prosecutor concealed from the defense that the officers and detectives at the scene had written several things in their reports indicating their doubts as to the veracity of the owners or to the commission of a crime!

A private investigator paid by Smith’s family must have discovered this information. Kudos to the police for their report, but my thoughts on the prosecutor are not printable in your journal.

Smith and his family had yet to find a $ 300,000 bond so he could be released while waiting to see if a new prosecutor wanted a new trial.

Bill Werman, Dublin

The bill would help vulnerable people by

strengthen the exemption from property tax

I believe the integrity of a society is determined by how we treat the most vulnerable members of our community. That’s why I’m fighting to protect the wallets of low-income seniors and disabled veterans with legislation to make Ohio’s homestead exemption law even stronger.

The homestead exemption is a property tax credit that allows low-income seniors and disabled veterans to reduce their property tax burden by lowering the market value of their home for tax purposes. The program currently exempts up to $ 25,000 for people with disabilities or low income seniors, and $ 50,000 for veterans with disabilities.

The homestead exemption translates to an average saving of over $ 500 in property taxes for qualifying homeowners each year. Over 800,000 Ohio homeowners take advantage of the homestead exemption each year. This program is a success, but I believe we can improve it.

That’s why I introduced House Bill 357, a law that adjusts Ohio’s homestead exemption annually for inflation.

With inflation soaring in the United States, the rising cost of living is stretching the budgets of fixed income individuals. Through no fault of their own, these citizens are struggling to make ends meet.

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The adjustment each year will be relatively small. However, this would bring significant benefits to those most disadvantaged by inflation, such as those living on a fixed income.

We are certainly living in unpredictable times. House Bill 357 is a step in the right direction to bring greater relief to some of our most vulnerable citizens.

State Representative Jeff LaRe, 7th District of Ohio House

Columbus should allocate

money to the police to strengthen our security

The federal government has given shipments of money to states and cities for COVID-19 recovery. Columbus should prioritize money to “pay off” the police so that we are all safe in our homes and streets.

Columbus should fight crime with all the tools in the toolkit, including additional funding for mental health interventions and social workers, plus more cops on the spot. Columbus deserves safety.

Michael Oser, Columbus

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Light rail would solve the problem

traffic jams on route 23

My response to the July 6 article “Public comment sought on improvements to Route 23” (is) light rail.

Syd Lifshin, Columbus

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