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- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)24
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Sodomy opposed, but not abortion?
To the editor:
The subject of legalized sodomy brings howls of outrage and calls for a constitutional amendment by both political parties making all such unions illegal in all states. Funny, I don't hear insincere politicians saying, "Personally, I don't believe in sodomy, but I don't believe I should force my morals on anyone."
For 31 years citizens of these same states have been murdered through legal abortions -- 43 million of them -- because politicians didn't wish to force their morals on anyone. Today women have the legal right to privacy (to kill their unborn). The same argument could be used for the legalization of sodomy. Why have these same politicians not called for a constitutional amendment to protect the smallest and most defenseless of our citizens? Abortion should have been put to rest 30 years ago with a constitutional amendment. Could it be that if abortion had then been made illegal there would have been nothing to campaign about?
CHRISTINE E. STEPHENS