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Letters to the Editor About Abortion

Answering anti-abortion arguments, challenging their deliberate misrepresentations and lies, and doing it with an Attitude!
That's Attitude with a capital A you know!!
Peggy Loonan, Founder and Executive Director of Life and Liberty for Women

Read these antiabortion letters and our responses

By Topic
So-called Partial Birth Abortion
Parental Involvement Laws
Anti-abortion Attempts to Strip Planned Parenthood of State Family Planning Funds
Sex Education
So-called Crisis Pregnancy Centers or CPC's
Catholic Church's Moral Authority to Speak or Act against legal Abortion Gone
Life and Liberty for Women takes public our dissent with our 'pro-choice' movement
 
By Newspaper
Arvada Sentinel
Colorado Statesman
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Fort Collins Coloradoan
Greeley Colorado Tribune
Loveland Reporter Herald
New York Times
Rocky Mountain Bullhorn
Unknown Source

We encourage abortion rights supporters across the country to learn more
about the critical issues around reproductive health care and abortion
rights and then to speak out, boldly challenging antiabortion extremists.

Consistent with Life and Liberty for Women's desire to be proactive in our educational efforts and deliver a more forthright and challenging message about abortion rights, we want to encourage abortion rights supporters across the country to learn more about the critical issues around reproductive health care and abortion rights and then speak out, boldly challenging antiabortion extremists. We believe that it's not enough to simply layout antiabortion arguments and our response in a few sentences. We believe that a much more valuable teaching tool is actual letters to the editor that I and Life and Liberty for Women board members have authored. You will find our letters to the editor and op-ed commentaries, whether initiated by us or written in response to antiabortion letters to be different, refreshing and challenging of the antiabortion lies, distortions, and deliberate misrepresentations.
You will find our challenges to be packed with Attitude that's Attitude with a capital A.
 
Women need not ever be ashamed of their right to life and liberty that Roe vs. Wade correctly and morally balanced with that of the fetus. That means we must mount a defense of Roe that is forthright, strong, bold, unwavering, and which displays an Attitude - An Attitude with an A.
Since our inception in 2000, we have written well over 100 letters to the editor in several local northern Colorado newspapers and The Colorado Statesman, a weekly political newspaper. Our aggressive, consistent, constant, and ever so challenging letters have silenced anti-abortion extremists. You will now find their letters of baby killing and "thou shalt not kill" rhetoric far and few in between in these newspapers. We have - in no uncertain terms shut them down!!
Our aggressive and consistent challenge forced the Loveland Colorado Reporter Herald to change their letter writing policy twice since 2001.

The newspaper imposed two moratoriums the second one in January 2003 was an indefinite moratorium. We wrote to the Fort Collins Coloradoan - a city just 10 miles from Loveland, and complained. Just a few days before that letter appeared, and knowing it was going to appear, The Loveland Reporter Herald lifted the moratorium. They said they received threats and complaints from anti-abortion forces in this Bible belt community. They have since treated us unfairly in the number of words we write compared to their stated policy. We are documenting these instances of unfair treatment and at some point they will either cease and desist - or we will seek legal action.
We evidence and document our position and we take a very critical use of their evidence and point our the many flaws with their evidence, their conclusions, their reasoning and their position. We CHALLENGE them and they clearly don't like it. They clearly aren't prepared for it. They clearly can't defend against it.
 
We don't take personal attacks personally. We get even by destroying their reasoning an evidence and backing them into a corner. They don't like it. We are here to stay - I'd say to them - get over it.
We hope reading our letters to the editor will inspire and encourage you to write your own letters to the editor in your local community, letters with an Attitude. We give our permission and encourage you to use, even verbatim, our writings and pen them under your own name because what is most critical here is getting the correct information out to as many persons as possible.
Additionally, we invite and encourage you to contact us at anytime for any help, guidance, or evidence you might need in formulating your letters to the editor in the new proactive Attitude with a capital A tradition that Life and Liberty for Women is proud to be the sponsor of. We are always available to answer your questions and help you with factual and statistical evidence gathering and we can give you guidance in composing your letter to the editor or op-ed commentary.

We invite and encourage you to contact us at anytime for any help, guidance,
or evidence you might need in formulating your letters to the editor.

If antiabortion lies, distortions, and misrepresentations make you livid and if their baby-killing rhetoric that ignores the horrific sights and sounds of illegal abortion which serves only to harm and kill women without saving babies makes you livid - then do something about it!!
Even those persons who have never written a letter to the editor in their life can draw upon their sense of outrage and make today the day they write their first letter. Our help, support and encouragement are only a fax, a phone call, an email, or snail-mail away. For every abortion rights supporter out there, there is one particular issue and or angle that they personally feel compelled to speak to and we encourage each and everyone of you to get involved in protecting the legal right and access to safe abortion and contraceptive services.
It's time we challenged antiabortion extremists - go on the offensive be proactive and do it with an Attitude, that's Attitude with an A. It's an Attitude not heard or seen within the abortion rights community in many years.
 
Write us, call us, email us, or fax us with your questions or requests for help and feedback on your letters to the editor. Our response will be prompt. And be sure to send us copies of your writings with an Attitude that appear in your local paper. We may want to feature them in these web site pages!!
In advance, let me take this opportunity to let you know that those who are courageous enough to join us in this bold new effort - that is displaying an Attitude - Attitude with an A - when challenging the lies, distortions and misrepresentations of antiabortion extremists - we honor you as a special friend of abortion rights and a brave defender of both a woman and a fetus's right to life and liberty.

Peggy Loonan,
Founder and Executive Director
Life and Liberty for Women
PO Box 271778
Fort Collins, CO 80527-1778
(970) 217-7577
Fax (970) 416-0963 peggy@lifeandlibertyforwomen.org



 
 
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