ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Community Calendar

Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Open Day at the Archery Range
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Charlestown

Photography and Decorative Arts Exhibition
Noon - 4 p.m. Westerly

Bridge Group
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

E-Reader Help
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Charlestown

Monday Night Jamz
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Misquamicut

Family Fun Special: Magician DarrenYong
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Charlestown

... View all of today's events


Stay Connected


ADVERTISEMENT


‘Choose life’ proponents fear giving people choices

-->

In the book Nineteen Eighty Four George Orwell introduced the idea of “newspeak” In newspeak peace is war, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is power.

By that same logic the word “chose” in the phrase “chose life” means promote and pass laws that take away reproductive choices. To put it in newspeak “chose is dictate”. With that euphemistic use of language the license plate that says “Chose life” quite logically means “dictate life”.

In his letter of July 10 (Why does choosing life spark such great fear) John T. Gentile complains that groups like The R. I. Coalition for Reproductive Justice fear choice. I would say that they are the ones that welcome and promote choice. It is the “choose life” crowd that fear giving people choices.

Vic Arnold

Westerly



Back to Letters
Top Stories of the Week

Man drowns at Misquamicut beach …
MISQUAMICUT — A 33-year-old New Britain, Conn., man was an apparent drowning victim Sunday after he was pulled from the surf and lay unresponsive on … more ...

Pawcatuck woman arraigned on drug charges …
WAKEFIELD — A 34-year-old Pawcatuck woman appeared in Washington County Superior Court Thursday where she was arraigned on Westerly Police drug charges. Denise DePietro, of … more ...

Fisher cats, coyotes blamed for reported increase in missing pets …
WESTERLY — Animal control officer Thomas Gulluscio is warning pet owners that he suspects fisher cats and/or coyotes may be the suspects in the “abnormally … more ...

Police logs: Friday, July 31, 2015 …
Westerly John A. Procaccini, 69, of 4 Meadowbridge Road, Westerly, was charged Wednesday with two counts of reckless driving and eluding an officer with a … more ...

Prosecutors offer deal to minors in beach drinking case …
WAKEFIELD — They were dressed to impress, the more than one dozen minors cited in a Westerly police crackdown on consumption and possession of alcohol … more ...

Comments