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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.