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Dear Mr. DeWitt,
I commend you for publishing the article “Here’s what to know about abortion access in post Roe Wisc” by Samantha McCabe, Wisconsin Watch, in your September 21, 2022 issue.
I was a practicing RN from July 22, 1952 until the end of May 2010, except for the 3 1/2 years when our family lived in Inmir, Turkey. This is very necessary information for people to know.
Jean Fox, Menomonie
formerly of Colfax
Letter to the Editor:
The recent story “Here’s what to know about abortion access in post-Roe WI” does a great disservice to Wisconsin, the Colfax region and our people.
The first clue that this article is biased should be in the article’s subtitle: A guide for navigating reproductive health care under Wisconsin’s 173-year-old abortion ban.
Calling abortion “reproductive health care” is a falsehood. Most people in our community know that abortion takes a life, and also damages others.
But the most egregious part of this story by Wisconsin Watch – which is our 2nd clue that this article is biased, as Wisconsin Watch mainly only works on issues that are of concern to the political left – is the shameful slandering of pregnancy resource centers.
I am familiar with many different pregnancy resource centers. They are all very ethical, very caring, and very honest with pregnancy options for people who seek them out. They genuinely provide resources to individuals and families. Calling them “manipulative,” “deceptive” and spreaders of “misinformation” is false, deliberate slander by Wisconsin Watch, which knows better. The author of this story attempts to shore up their pre-existing bias by including a blatantly-biased reference from a medical journal, and a quote from Planned Parenthood (which is our 3rd clue that something is amiss with this story). The author does not even attempt to present another side to the issue.
I believe the people of Colfax, and Western Wisconsin, can see through this story’s blatant bias. But I am still compelled to write this, since we have a duty as citizens to call out and challenge bad behavior such as this, in order to maintain our community morals.
Thanks for an otherwise great September 21st edition of the Messenger!
To the Editor:
Wisconsin’s Republican-led Assembly squandered over $71,000 taxpayer dollars per month from June 2021 until August 2022. All to promote a lie.
Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice turned partisan Michael Gableman was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to examine the 2020 election results despite every court that has reviewed the evidence finding it has been one of the most secure elections in the country. Republican leader Robin Vos only stopped the charade after Gableman endorsed Vos’ Trump-backed opponent. The whole investigation and how it was concluded were never about what’s best for Wisconsinites.
Gableman has since started to ride the “My Pillow” conference speakers circuit to promote baseless conspiracy theories. What did he recommend Wisconsin do to secure elections? Abolish the bipartisan Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC), which was created by a Republican legislature in 2016. It’s under attack because it refuses to validate The Big Lie. Who does back the WEC? Over 1,100 Wisconsin election clerks who run elections!
Wisconsin residents paid for a partisan report that amounts to nothing more than a misinformation campaign sanctioned by Republicans in Madison. It was designed to confuse voters and weaken our strong tradition of fair elections. It was – in my opinion – a waste of money for a shameful lie.
The fact is that Biden won Wisconsin by 21,000 votes. This November 8, we need to send representatives to Madison who respect the results of our secure elections, not enable expensive conspiracy theories that divide us.
Letter to the Editor:
According to Blaze Media, “Top vaccine expert with FDA (Food & Drug Admin.) and NIH (National Institute of Health) warns healthy young people not to get Covid-19 booster.”
Health expert Paul Offit was a member of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on immunization practices. Currently he is voicing his concerns regarding the Covid-19 boosters and advising healthy young people to skip the new booster. He claims young people are not likely to benefit from the booster.
The new boosters have not gone through the human clinical studies yet. In August, the FDA granted emergency use authorizations for the Covid-19 Moderna booster (for individuals that are 18 and over) and the Pfizer-BioNTech boosters (for those 12 and older). Both companies are in the process of starting human trials. Offit stated, “Mice data are not adequate to launch 100-plus-billion-dose effort.” He goes on to state “If there’s not clear evidence of benefit, then it’s not fair I think to ask people to take a risk no matter how small,”
Americans are hesitant to get the latest booster. Only 1.5% (4.4 million) of the population in the U.S. have received the new booster.
A year ago some top scientists at the FDA and WHO (World Health Org.) were arguing against the Covid-19 booster shots. Marion Gruber (director of the FDA’s vaccine office) and Philip Krause (deputy in the FDA’s vaccine office) resigned, in part, due to their opposition to the Biden administrations booster plan.
There is much controversy over the Covid vaccines. Some health experts are for and some are against the vaccine. There is a list of adverse effects online, just like any other vaccine. No matter what your age, individuals need to be aware of the possible adverse health effects as well as the benefits. The question is: do young people (who have strong immune systems and don’t have any health problems) really need the vaccine or booster?
To the Editor:
I see where Donald called Ronald “fat, phony and whiny.” Wow, on the irony scale of 1-10, Don is close to scoring a minus infinity. Which reminds me: remember when we were kids and we occasionally got into some bouts of name-calling? (Hey, we weren’t perfect like Donald) So anyway, someone would finally put a stop to it all by yelling, “Takes one to know one!”