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posted: 3/8/2014 5:01 AM

Choose candidates who will protect life

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Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote a famous play titled "An Enemy of the People" in which Ibsen describes how the townspeople were suffering and dying because the town's baths were contaminated. Because of the economic success of the baths, town leaders chose to ignore the documented medical evidence that they were dangerous. In this case money, power and influence outweighed the moral good to protect innocent human life.

Back in July 2012, Tonya Reaves died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago because of an "uncontrolled bleed." Tonya had already spent more than five hours bleeding in the recovery room of a local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic after a botched abortion. Planned Parenthood had to pay $2 million dollars to Tonya's son in a wrongful-death suit filed by the family. Everyone realizes that the settlement was evidence that PP simply could not deny culpability for wrongfully ending Reaves' life. Tonya Reaves was 24-years-old.

Planned Parenthood is a billion-dollar giant that is the largest abortion provider in the nation. Our government exists to protect its citizens from harm and danger. With an election approaching we need to stay focused and realize that issues of protecting life in all its stages from conception to natural death is the core ideal of our government.

Many times we are so busy with our lives we get swept away with 30-second commercials in which politicians promise the moon and rarely deliver the goods. We need to stay true to the basic premise of our civilization and support candidates who support our values that have made our nation great and not be swept away by who has the most money or influence. We are looking for the best candidate to lead our state not the wealthiest candidate who outspends his opponents by millions.

Larry O'Neill


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