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Letters to the editor, April 23


The Denton Record-Chronicle welcomes letters to the editor pertaining to the May 10 city and school elections. Letters must follow all regular submission rules. Election letters must be received in this office by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 28; none will be published after Saturday, May 3.


Demonstrated commitment

Nat Moore’s letter [DRC, March 29] attacks Dianne Edmondson by stating that Dianne’s characterization of Wendy Davis minimizes “all other issues facing Texans.” With more than 53 million abortions since the passage of Roe vs. Wade, it is a major issue to Texans.

According to a Texas Tribune/UT poll, 62 percent support prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks based on the preborn baby feeling pain.

Davis garnered national prominence with pro-abortion advocates after filibustering the bill (SB 5), which banned abortions after 20 weeks. This bill required abortion facilities to meet minimum medical standards and it protected women’s health from abortionists who cannot obtain hospital admitting privileges.

In Davis’ campaign for governor, she now attempts to mask her support of abortion, casting herself as “pro-life” by redefining pro-life as feeding and educating children already born.

This spin won’t fool anyone who truly understands and values the absolute sanctity of life. With neither absolutes nor moral plumb lines, the rule of law ceases to exist. Abortion on demand as Davis desires absolutely is murder of unborn, defenseless children.

Moore’s conjecture that Texas is a nonvoting state not a red state, is straight from Davis’ talking points. Politics 101 states that those who vote are the only ones that count.

Under Dianne Edmondson’s leadership, Republicans have won every partisan race in the last 12 years in Denton County. Her 2014 primary victory with 99.9 percent of the vote defines her dedicated, principled leadership and her demonstrated commitment to the sanctity of life for more 40 years.

Bill Lawson,