Thank you to Cecil Roberts and Patriot Coal for making deal
I am writing concerning the Peabody/Patriot Coal debate.
I truly think it is so commendable of Cecil Roberts and all concerned of the UMWA to do all they have done in working with Patriot Coal and coming to a workable agreement. It was truly a blessing to see these companies work together for the benefit of so many people that would have suffered by losing jobs and insurance. Mr. Roberts kept us updated each and every Monday on what was happening. He stood together with so many miners, in the rain, in the heat, etc. But he never gave up. I thank this man and the Patriot Coal company for working together for the benefit of others, myself included.
Setting the record straight on Morrisey
After reading an opinion piece written by Ed Rabel that appeared in the Gazette, I feel compelled to write this editorial to set the record straight.
Rabel's letter would lead the reader to believe that State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is hell-bent on denying women access to reliable contraception in West Virginia. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The fact is, in the wake of the horrendous situation that was exposed in Philadelphia in which Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted of murdering babies in an abortion clinic, Mr. Morrisey is simply questioning the need for outside inspection of abortion clinics by a health-care agency. Recently, the Women's Health Center in Charleston was sued by a woman who maintains that this clinic proceeded with an abortion against her will and disgustingly left the baby's head in her womb. This is a frightening thought.
Mr. Rabel should keep in mind that even veterinary hospitals and barbershops are subject to outside inspection and West Virginia is one of only a few states that use state taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions. If Rabel is the even-handed reporter he would have us believe, he should at least get his story straight.