Letters to the editor from this week's Chronicle:

To the Editor
Recently I had the opportunity to tour the NICI facility at Cottonwood, and while it is understandable how unnerving it can be to citizens when the unusual happens and an inmate decides to" go over the fence" I was appreciative and impressed by the efforts that are being taken at the facility to correct these problems. I won't go into detail about the new deterrents being installed suffice to say the facility will now become considerably more secure than it has been in the past. I commend warden Lynn Guyer and His Staff for taking these necessary steps to help insure the safety and peace of mind of Our citizens. 
Jay Hinterlong

Dear Editor:
Under the proposed congressional health care reform bills, virtually every person will be required to have health care that “meets minimum benefits standards for ‘essential services’ established by the administration”.  History has shown that those minimum benefits will include  elective abortion as an “essential service” unless Congress acts to explicitly exclude abortion from any government mandated coverage or taxpayer funded health plan.  
Yes, history has shown that if elective abortion is not explicitly excluded this silence will be interpreted as authorization to mandate coverage for abortion services as an “essential service” and taxpayers will be forced to  pay for abortion on demand.   That is why  Congress found it necessary to pass the annual Hyde  Amendment which has severely limited abortion funding  ever since 1976.
If you are still dubious about whether the broad terms in the bill will include abortion, consider what strong abortion advocates are saying. 
President Obama has said, “…reproductive care is essential care, basic care so it is at the center, the heart of the plan that I propose…insurers are going to have to abide by the same rules in terms of providing comprehensive care, including reproductive care…that’s going to be absolutely vital.”
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton said recently, “Reproductive health includes access to abortion…We are now an Administration that will protect the right of women, including their right to reproductive health care.”
Please contact your US Congressman and Senators  immediately asking them oppose the current health care reform legislation  which if passed would result in the greatest expansion of abortion rights since 1973.
Kerry Uhlenkott

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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