Pro-abortionist objects to Cobina
I am writing in response to your columnist Felicia’s celebration of the anti-abortion views of Trenee McGee. I don’t find them laudable at all. As a woman, I find them out of touch with the needs and rights of women.
I researched a few articles on minority women and reproductive rights, and found this statement in an ACLU piece: “It is worth reflecting on the racist origins of the anti-abortion movement in the United States, which date back to the ideologies of slavery. Just like slavery, anti-abortion efforts are rooted in white supremacy, the exploitation of Black women, and placing women’s bodies in service to men. “
No one would disagree that individuals should have the right to make their own health care decisions. Does that not include women?
I agree with McGee that forced abortion, and forced sterilization are crimes against women, but forced pregnancy is also a crime against women.
Many years ago, I worked in a women’s health care clinic as the RN in post op after abortion procedures. The women we served came from all walks of life, rich, poor, minority, white. Some had children already and could not support another. Some wanted to finish their educations before having a child. Others had health issues. Some were actually involved in the anti-abortion movement. We served them all, equally.
None ever told me they were forced into the procedure. In fact, I recall the women being profoundly relieved afterward.
Women need to protect their rights to control their own reproductive rights. Therefore, I am voting for Joseph Miller on August 9 for Democratic Representative of the 116th district.
There will be a Democratic Primary for State Representative in the 116th District on Aug. 9. The endorsed candidate is incumbent Trenee McGee who is against a women’s right to choose Chairman Mike Last, Mayor Nancy Rossi and now the Democratic Town Committee endorsed her. Roe vs. Wade was just overturned by the Supreme Court and the West Haven Democratic Party is supporting an anti-abortion candidate.
Everyday, West Haven is on the front page of the newspaper for negative news. The beat continues with this out-of-control group. Shame on them! I urge all Voters in the 116 District to please get out and vote on Tuesday Aug. 9 for Joe Miller. We must keep abortion safe and legal. Joe Miller will fight for a woman’s right to choose.
Umbrella Impact serving residents
I would like to invite you to help us get the word out about the Umbrella Impact non-profit organization based in West Haven. Umbrella Impact began as a Christian Ministry in the West River section of New Haven at the Christian Love Center. The pandemic ceased all activities in the Church and Umbrella Impact moved on and became a non-profit based in West Haven serving West Haven and New Haven children. Our goal is to offer incentives for kids to keep their grades up and receive recognition from their community as future leaders. Umbrella Impact does just that. We offer incentives for low- to moderate-income families whose child shows positive progress reports from school and would like to attend an extracurricular activity.
Based on proof of family income and school progress reports from their school, students are accepted into our program and may attend an extracurricular activity of their choice, whether sports, dance lessons, acting lessons, to name a few.
Umbrella Impact is also gearing up for its annual banquet in September in honor of our young people, grades 1-12, who have shown dedication and rigor in their studies. To that end, we are holding a Paint and Brunch fundraiser on Saturday Aug. 20th at Picasso Parties, 944 Ocean Avenue in West Haven.
For more information about our mission, please visit www.umbrellaimpact.org or call Nasiyra Clayton at (203) 809-1342.