Ever since I have been an avid fan of gymnastics -- both men and women -- and have never felt much less capable than the judges in gauging the worth of any routine. It is interesting and educational to hear the commentary of top-level ex-gymnasts during TV coverage of the world championships or the Olympics, but Gene Wettstone deserves big credit for turning me and thousands of other Penn Staters into lifelong gymnastics fans.
Woman starts petition over rights
My opinion is expressed in a recent petition I started at Moveon.org. West Virginia has become a hotbed recently on the issue of abortion clinics following a Gosnell-like horror story of a woman seeking an abortion. Dr. Stephens became our Gosnell.
Now is the time to tell West Virginia politicians what we want and need.
We do not want women to be abused and victimized by politicians and unsafe conditions that jeopardize our health or our reproductive future. This is what oversight should ensure, licensed health-care professionals and facilities to assure the safety of abortions and women. Not motives for politics or profit. Women and safety first.
We do not want extra regulations, inspections or restrictions. Simply the same basic safety we have come to expect and assume with all of our health-care professionals and facilities.