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The Justice Department is appealing a judge’s decision lifting all age limits on the Plan B morning-after birth control pill and a cheaper generic. The federal government says the judge who issued the ruling had exceeded his authority and that his...
“I went to the Hagerstown senior idol contest, and the lady who didn’t win, they put her picture in the paper, and the man who did win the whole contest, they never put his picture in the paper. That makes no sense at all. I don’t...
“All this about the teenage pregnancies, you always hear about the girls. Well, the boys play a part in it, too. Are we going to educate them?” — Smithsburg “You know, I was watching the inaugural yesterday of President Obama&...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration won’t take any regulatory action over a vending machine at a Pennsylvania college that dispenses the morning-after pill. FDA spokeswoman Erica Jefferson said Friday that officials looked at publicly available...
Everyone has an opinion on the role of government. Should we have more of it or less of it? Your answer, I suppose, is determined by where you wake up each morning and find yourself. I would think that most Americans still believe a little bit in the...
Same old story: Men and religion try to dictate to women To the editor: Having been raised as a conservative Midwestern Catholic and later, as a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), I feel that I can comment on the...
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It is a safe bet that many Americans are unaware that two legal milestones are reaching their 50th birthday: Engel v. Vitale, which brought an end to government sponsored prayers (1962) and Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) which struck down the law that...
“As a taxpayer, this article in Wednesday’s paper that the groups must now account for county hotel-motel fund grants, taxpayers better look at this really close. This gives the county administrator way too much power. The county...
This is no time to politicize and legislate personhood To the editor: Nearly 50 years ago, the Supreme Court in the Griswold case indicated individuals were entitled to privacy in their most intimate relations into which government might not intrude. I...
“I think everyone should read Wally McClure’s letter in the Saturday Herald-Mail, concerning his wishes for the Suns to leave Hagerstown ... to whoever wants them, or let them buy the land and build their own stadium. Very well put. It...
“To the uninformed ‘Ditto Heads’ who continue defending Rush Limbaugh for his vile statements directed at Sandra Fluke: Fluke, a Georgetown University law student, did not ask the government to provide birth control for herself or anyone...
Associated PressThe Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity on Friday abandoned plans to eliminate grants to Planned Parenthood. The startling decision came after three days of virulent criticism that resounded across the Internet, jeopardizing Komen’s...
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