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NEWS
January 7, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County midwife says she did not perform a 1994 abortion that left a Pennsylvania woman infertile. In a response to a lawsuit filed against her in Franklin County Court, Judith A. Mentzer says she believed Laurie Smith of Scotland, Pa., had had a miscarriage. "If I believed there was even a chance I had caused the death of an unborn child I would stop delivering children," Mentzer said through her attorney, Richard Morris of Shippensburg, Pa. In the court response, Mentzer said she acted as "as a reasonable midwife would act under the same or similar circumstances.
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by HEATHER KEELS | June 21, 2005
heatherk@herald-mail.com When Hagerstown mom Angelique Bowman first spotted the posters of bloody aborted fetuses Monday afternoon as she strolled down West Washington Street holding the hands of her sons Dushion, 2, and Thavies, 5, she was shocked. "I got a little annoyed because they are so graphic," said Bowman, 28. "I had my kids with me and I didn't expect to see that. " But a few blocks, some conversations with the protesters and a pamphlet later, Bowman said she was convinced that the images were "what it takes" to convey what the protesters call "the truth" about abortion.
NEWS
December 5, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy have Real Alternatives to turn to, a new state-funded crisis pregnancy service promoting options to abortion. Coordinated through Catholic Charities, the program provides free counseling and a variety of educational and supportive services for income-eligible mothers, fathers and family members of children from conception to 1 year of age. "There are lots of ways a pregnancy can become a crisis," said Carolyn George, counseling director in the Chambersburg office.
NEWS
October 5, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer Rachel Kennedy, 19, didn't plan to become a mother so young and in the middle of her college education. "It would have been real easy for me to consider abortion. I've been through the ringer and back," the Hagerstown woman said. Kennedy brought her 8-month-old son Christopher to the sixth annual Life Chain on Sunday to give hope to other women who find themselves in such desperate situations. About 350 people lined up along one side of Dual Highway in Hagerstown, holding signs like, "Abortion Kills Women," "Lord, Forgive Us and Our Nation" and "Abortion Hurts Women.
NEWS
by LYDIA HADFIELD | January 17, 2006
Women should have the power to make their own decisions as individuals. A woman's right to have an abortion sho uld be protected. If a woman feels she will not be able to care for her baby, she should have the right to terminate her pregnancy. Some might argue that women make choices that lead to their pregnancies and therefore they should accept responsibility for their choices. I believe having an abortion can be a responsible decision. Unfortunately, life doesn't always work so that all children can be born into good circumstances.
NEWS
by HIRA ZEB | January 17, 2006
Abortion has become an increasingly demanding issue and many citizens spend countless hours rallying for support in their stand. Pro-life individuals are held together by one common concept - that all humans have an inherent right to life. More than 200 years ago, our Founding Fathers emphasized the honor and respect for human life by stating certain undeniable rights. These natural rights are universal and tie together all humans using the bind of life. It is imperative to understand that the fetus in a mother's womb, though unborn, is alive and is growing, developing and maturing.
NEWS
April 20, 1999
The doubt of the benefit To the editor: A correction is needed for an Associated Press error! The Herald-Mail on page A10, carried the following statement in an AP article on Social Security earnings penalties: "...once they reach age 70, when the penalty no longer applies - their monthly benefits are adjusted upward to compensate for the losses. " Not so, according to SSA pubs and staffers. (1) Yes, when you reach 70 - the earnings penalty is finally eliminated.
NEWS
by STACEY DANZUSO | October 7, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com Hundreds of people lined streets in Tri-State area communities Sunday afternoon, silently participating in a nationwide Life Chain. Life Chain events were held in Hagerstown, Chambersburg, Pa., and Martinsburg, W.Va. In Chambersburg, the Life Chain was held for the 12th straight year, said Sherry Cline, an organizer. About 300 people stood along Lincoln Way East and Second Street from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. holding signs while they silently prayed to uphold the sanctity of pre-born life, all human life and the nation's future, Cline said.
NEWS
by DON AINES | October 4, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com A few hundred people lined Lincoln Way East and Second Street in Chambersburg, Pa., on Sunday afternoon to form a human cross and protest abortion at the 10th annual National Life Chain. "We've had more thumbs up than thumbs down and those little birdies that fly through," said Debbie Hainey of Greencastle, Pa., referring to obscene hand gestures. She was holding a sign saying "Adoption: The Loving Option. " "Pregnancy is not a choice.
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OPINION
July 1, 2013
Why do people overlook homelessness and abortion? To the editor: This letter is regarding the Relay for Life events. Yes, it is great that families and others can come together every year to raise money for research in hopes of finding a cure for the awful, dreadful disease of cancer. Most of us know someone, maybe even a family member, who has died from it. Scientists and doctors have been looking many centuries now for a cure. Just how much money do they need to find a cure?
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OPINION
May 28, 2013
“This trial of Jodi Arias, who is on trial and I believe has been convicted of murdering her boyfriend in a very terrible way, by slashing and shooting him, they're talking about giving her the death penalty, and it's been so drawn out, but what about these abortion doctors who kill the baby, push a scalpel into the base of the child's skull as it's partially born, to kill it? You're telling me that Jodi's crime was worse than this partial-birth abortion?” - Washington County “This call is for the person who found $60 at the self-checkout ... Friday morning at approximately 10:45.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | March 6, 2013
Del. Neil C. Parrott, R-Washington, has introduced a bill in the Maryland General Assembly that would prohibit abortions at 20 weeks gestation or later, except under some circumstances such as medical emergencies. The bill, known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, also has been introduced in the Senate by Sen. Edward R. Reilly, R-Anne Arundel. “Since children in the womb 20 weeks old or older feel pain … we should not allow abortions for children 20 weeks old or older,” Parrott said at a press conference Wednesday.
NEWS
December 23, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The way abortions are covered under health care reform is a major obstacle to finalizing the legislation, even though the House and Senate both agree that no federal money should be used. The stumbling block is whether insurance plans that get federal money are completely barred from covering abortions, or whether they can cover it as long as they require customers to write separate checks for the procedure using their own money. Why does that matter? Because the House and Senate solved the dispute in different ways, neither of which makes everyone happy, and now they have to find a further compromise.
NEWS
August 4, 2009
"I just wanted to say congratulations to the 11-12 All-Star Conococheague team, who won the Maryland state Little League title Friday in Waldorf, Md., and just want to wish them good luck in Bristol, Conn. " - Hagerstown "I'm growing tired of those who 'have' in this nation complaining, when there are more and more people out of work. It's time for the more fortunate to step up to the plate and help. At least for another year, we should come together by helping food banks, churches and goodwill organizations to provide the necessary support to get us through these difficult times.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | July 27, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Barbara and Robert Shipley were downtown Monday afternoon when they came across the annual Defend Life Face the Truth Tour and asked organizers if they could join in the anti-abortion demonstration. Barbara Shipley referred to abortion as "ghastly. " Her son, Robert Shipley, said they believe abortion is murder. Angela Swagler, 19, of Erie, Pa., is one of the tour's organizers. The group of 23 tour members made its first stop Monday morning in Charles Town, W.Va.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 26, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- There's drama in Hannah Dickerson's life. She's part of a Christian drama team touring the East Coast with an anti-abortion message, which it shares through a play called "The Sanctity of Life. " The Academy of Arts in Taylors, S.C., runs the six-week tour, which is scheduled to end Aug. 10 after 40 shows. It recently stopped in Hagerstown and Martinsburg, W.Va. In "The Sanctity of Life," Hannah, 17, plays a nurse in an abortion clinic. She said the play follows a college student who gets pregnant.
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