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July 5, 2013

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Don't change the rules

Don’t change the rules

Dear Editor,

As children, we’re taught that cheating is against the rules, plain and simple. As adults, many of us work to instill this value in children. We want them to play fair, and follow the rules even if it doesn’t go their way. As the old adage goes, “Cheaters never win.”

Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and their allies in the legislature must have missed this lesson. And Texas women could pay the price. Perry and Dewhurst have resorted to cheating and deception to push their abortion bill that will hurt the health of many women across the state.

We demand that Gov. Perry and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst stop changing the rules. Cheating is no way to make laws for Texas. If the governor and his allies can’t pass a law fairly under the rules, we can’t let them cheat their way to victory. Here in Texas, cheaters never win.

Sincerely,

Janell Jenkins, Garland

Men have no say on abortion

Dear Editor,

It’s amazing that Perry, Dewhurst, et al, go to such bullying lengths to deny women their rights, choice, voice and votes using dirty politics.

Their tactics are nothing but lies but educated Texas people see right through their schemes. If they were so “right” there would be no need for such a fight. They need to listen to what over half of Texas citizens are saying about a woman’s right to choose her life’s path just as they allow men to choose theirs.

The whole situation is insulting. What about the laws that affect the other half of this equation, the males who helped cause pregnancies? Their silence on this matter speaks volumes and show men like Perry, Dewhurst, et al, as the hypocrites they are. They care nothing for women or children but their pocket books and power. There were some women at the last session but many more will be at the next.

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