Andrea Noble writes, "Pick one: Pay $500 for one (abortion) or pay for the child for the rest of its life! Which do you think is a better use of tax dollars?"

Ms. Noble has no idea if a preborn baby will spend the rest of her life on welfare, yet she suggests the death penalty of abortion for the child's imagined future welfare dependence. That's sick.

The abortion mindset is twisted and sick. Why not kill those who are currently receiving government checks? Wouldn't that be "a better use of tax dollars?"

Look again at Ms. Noble's statement. She thinks killing the innocent is a proper solution to a financial problem. The baby is expensive, so the baby gets to die. This dominates the abortion mindset. The baby is inconvenient, kill her through abortion. The baby gets in the way of school, homicide by abortion. The baby gets in the way of work, kill her. You've broken up with the father, murder the child. You're "not ready," kill the kid through abortion.

Instead of accepting our obligation to care for the weak and defenseless, we use abortion to kill the weak and defenseless. — Phil Hunkler, Grants Pass

Why does MURA's mission define urban renewal so narrowly? Surely "renewal" includes human activity as well as parking structures and street improvements. Your article says people living here want to be safe. Absolutely. But they also want other valued amenities.

What does it say about Medford that its wonderful public library is open only four days a week, one morning and one evening a week and four hours on Saturdays? Why can't "urban renewal" equate with Medford dwellers having enhanced personal renewal in the heart of downtown Medford?

MURA could improve access to vast resources by creating an account funding more than the current 24 weekly library hours, at a very modest cost. Perhaps the Friends of the Medford Library could provide details for such a request before MURA adopts its final budget on June 2. — Betty R. Kazmin, Medford

I can't believe no one has commented on the large salaries the school administration officials get each year (plus benefits). Why not phase out some of the assistant principals? It would save many thousands of dollars that could go directly to the schools and teachers.

There are many thousands of households that live well at $30,000 per year. Even more of us who live OK on $15,000 per year.

While I am commenting on the news — a great big thank you to our small town auto dealership, Skinner Sales, for giving a car to someone in need. Too bad that the gigantic auto dealer here in Southern Oregon could not be as generous!

Thanks for reading my comments. Didn't anyone else write letters regarding these news items? — N. Clark, Medford

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