Abortion tears at the social fabric of our society like no other issue, and it requires proponents to avert their gaze from the obvious ("Supreme Court takes up Texas law banning most abortions," Web, Nov. 1). For instance, prenatal development is a continuum with no clear, defining feature distinguishing embryo from fetus other than a human-made definitional one.
While it is bad enough that former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his office to intimidate and sexually harass women, his downplaying of nursing home deaths and the lying about it (so he could profit from his then newly released book is a far worse crime (“Janice Dean, whose advocacy helped oust N.Y. Gov. Cuomo, struggles with forgiveness,” Web, Dec. 2).
Obama’s Department of Defense announcement on Dec. 3, 2015, meant that regimental combat teams and special forces units became bureaucratic toys for those who wanted to imagine equal opportunity and affirmative action could coexist with warriors enduring the brutality imperative for victory.