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Letter: The Blessedness of Life

To the Editor:

I have seen a lot of responses to Margaret Drye’s Jan. 20 commentary on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I probably missed a few, but in all honesty, and to howls of protest I am sure, I would like to say I am grateful that Roe v. Wade took as long as it did. You see, my birth mother had spina bifida. I cannot imagine what an ordeal nine months of pregnancy must have been for her. I am truly sorry for whatever pain I put her through. Abortion was not an option for her. Adoption was, however. I am grateful for having experienced a great childhood, a fantastic marriage, the birth of three healthy children and, now, one grandchild. I have had a very blessed life and at the 55-year mark, I would just like to say that I am a person, not a decision.

Karl Huck



Column: Let Us Confront What We’ve Lost

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Plainfield The generation that came of age during World War I and shortly thereafter felt acutely the disastrous effects that the “war to end all wars” had on them physically, mentally and psychologically. Many good young men went to war and never came back, or came back wounded, often more than just physically. Ernest Hemingway’s and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels …