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Letters to the editor on surrogacy, school lunches, Obamacare

  • Published Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at 12 a.m.

Letters to the Editor

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Laws on surrogacy need no altering

My husband and I are very concerned about Senate Bill 302, introduced this week by Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee, which would ban surrogacy contracts in Kansas. We wrote Pilcher-Cook, and her response seemed anything but sincere. She attached three “articles” (actually just blogs) claiming surrogacy pregnancies were for “single-by-choice” dads and same-sex partnerships. Her attached articles further stated that “America must fight for stable families.”

I am offended. I am unable to carry a child myself. My husband and I spent a lot of time (and a lot of money) to have a child of our own through a surrogate. Our little miracle is proof that the current laws surrounding surrogacy in Kansas need no altering. Kansas families are “stable families.” Surely there are more pressing issues on which Pilcher-Cook could be focusing her attention.



Improve nutrition

Regarding “District sinks its teeth into school-lunch study” (Jan. 27 Eagle): In a televised series of shows, renowned chef Jamie Oliver took kids from nutrition classes in the Los Angeles school district, taught them how to cook fresh lunches, and had the kids serve them to their fellow students. This was not processed nuggets or half-cooked pizza, but real chicken pieces, fresh fruits and salads and foods that can help lower the growing rate of diabetes in school-age kids. These kids then passed that learning on to family members.

As she was going through middle and high school, my daughter took food and nutrition classes from excellent teachers who helped further good nutrition in her life. One of those teachers was Eagle food writer Bonnie Aeschliman.



Don’t forget

Now that we know what a complete disaster Obamacare is, never forget that it was President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democratic Party that did this to you. Among the lies told by Obama: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan. Period.” He also promised costs would go down by $2,500 for a typical family.

In a recent interview with the New Yorker, Obama explained his falling popularity by insinuating there’s still racism in America. Could it be that Americans don’t like being lied to?

Obama’s ego is such that he wants to be in charge of everything but held responsible for nothing. Shameless.



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