Letter: Walk for Life event Jan. 18

Dear Editor:
The Nebraska Walk for Life will be held Jan. 18. On the 22nd of January in 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the companion decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton to make abortion legal in all nine months of pregnancy. It is legal in all 50 states of the union to kill a child in the womb via a procured (desired) abortion up until the point of birth.
Join me in proclaiming that each life is precious, and that abortion must become unthinkable!
Abortion mills in Nebraska are located in Lincoln, Omaha, Bellevue, as well as one in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The abortion pill is available from these facilities so that abortion takes place in privacy, often without the child’s father or grandparents, and uncles and aunts, even knowing that their precious little relative has been lost.
Your pro-life presence at the walk will give support our state’s elected officials and support everyone there that you are pro-life and want to help babies to be born and cared for.
Hamilton County citizens in leadership positions of local government; leaders in local church congregations; moms, dads, and children: all of you are welcome, and even necessary, to attend the walk, if for nothing else so that your heart and mind can firmly reject the evil which abortion is. Walk to celebrate human life!
The 46th annual Nebraska Walk for Life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18. It begins with a brief outdoor program at 10 a.m. on the north side of the State Capitol at 16th & K Streets with a march down 14th Street to arrive indoors at the UN-L Student Union (14th & R Streets) for the keynote speech by Jennifer and Jeff Christie at noon. Enjoy pro-life info tables, baked goods and hot beverages at the Student Union. The event concludes at 1 p.m. Dress warmly. This is a peaceful, legal event sponsored by Nebraska Right to Life. Parking available around the Capitol and in downtown parking stalls & garages for a fee. Any questions? Call 402-318-8291 or e-mail at nebraskartl@gmail.com.
Father Loras Grell,
Aurora

Country of Origin Labeling an issue worth publicizing
Dear Editor:
Do you think Americans are tired of reading about impeachment? As a newspaper reader, I am. Do you think Americans have a right to know what is happening to the cattle industry, something that is threatening the largest industry in Nebraska? Would you rather write about something that would peak their interest and bring a big crisis to light?
C.0.0.L. -- Do you know what that is? Country Of Origin Labeling.
I have made a copy of the R-calf newsletter to give you some insight to what is going on. It will make more sense when you read it. It is vital to give American fanners and ranchers a fair market value for their product.
The four largest packers account for 73 percent of all beef slaughter capacity in the U.S. Americans buy beef in the store that is stamped ‘USDA’. All that means is that the meat was packaged in America. It’s possible that the meat in the grocery stores could have been raised, sold, slaughtered and packaged in Canada or Mexico, brought in, repackaged and than stamped ‘USDA’ on it.
Consumers have no idea which meat is from the U.S. or foreign countries. Today’s consumers should be able to demand that they know where their meat is raised and slaughtered. We know where we get our blueberries from, why can’t we know where our meat comes from? Without C.O.O.L, consumers have no idea.
I am writing to you because you have a voice. We have tried to get our senators, representative, and even our president to fight for COOL, but to no avail. The Cattleman’s Association (which have packers on the board) are no friend to the local farmer and rancher. Their pockets are deeper than ours and can easily buy off the politicians. Our only hope is the voice of the people.
The cattle industry is the number one agriculture producer in America. When it comes to cattle, it is a 5 times the money multiplier in local communities before it leaves. It is vital to our economy and small town America to fight the packer monopoly that has taken over.
Would you, for your family, buy beef raised in Canada or Mexico (where the proper sanitary standards are not emphasized) or enjoy American grown true USA beef? Wouldn’t you like to be able to have the choice?
I hope I have risen your concern level and that you will do some investigation and bring a serious problem to light. Please do what you do best, report. Let the America people know what is happening to their meat supply. Then let their voices be heard.
LaNell Kumm
Wausa, Neb.

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