August 22, 2009
This serves as an open message to Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Rep. Adam Schiff: As influential Democrats, we implore you to actively oppose the universal health-care proposals now before Congress. We have voted for you in past elections. However, should you back universal health care — as opposed to the needed reform of Medicare and Medicaid — we will not support you again. No, we are not extremists. We are simply everyday senior citizens who are raising their voices in opposition to this misguided legislation.
September 16, 2006
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, reportedly will try and block legislation that would outlaw physician-assisted suicide in his state — the only one in the union that allows such a measure, which the Supreme Court has upheld. Kansas Republican Sen. Sam Brownback's bill would prohibit doctors from prescribing drugs that would help a patient die. Society's moral conventions become murky when the law allows death in the name of "medical treatment," Brownback argues.
August 30, 2008
Last week, the California Supreme Court ruled against two physicians who allegedly denied ? based on their religious opposition ? a legal medical treatment to a patient based on her sexual orientation. The decision was issued in a lawsuit filed by a lesbian against doctors in a Vista medical group who refused to artificially inseminate her. Did the ruling ban California citizens from having a moral conscience, or did it free them from religious domination by others? ? Being a ?
January 1, 2003
City, drivers need lesson in safety I'd like to address two related issues if I may. First, the potential problems and danger at the corner of Kenneth Road and San Jose Avenue. This busy intersection is a drop-off/pick-up point for children going to Emerson Elementary School, with the added congestion of large apartment buildings on the east side of the street that utilize much of the temporary parking surrounding the school. It needs a clearly marked crosswalk, painted in a noticeable color, a crossing guard and a stop sign on Kenneth Road.