Visa for David Ben-Ariel

Written by David Ben-Ariel

Senator DeWine Senator Voinovich

David Ben-Ariel Toledo, OH

April 27, 2005

Dear Senator DeWine,

The Israeli embassy informed your office years ago that I wouldn't be "eligible for a visa until 2005."

Here we are - NINE YEARS LATER! Can you believe it? And, God knows, my love of Israel is just as strong, and my innocence just as sure, as they surely know.

Please use your good office to assist your constituent in obtainingrepparttar necessary visa that I may return to visit Israel without complications or detention atrepparttar 148632 airport due to any unnecessary confusion.

I yearn to return to Zion and truly missrepparttar 148633 Holy Land, having lived throughout it, serving on eight kibbutzim, as well as living in Jerusalem, Israel's eternal capital.

The Abortion Debate

Written by Peter Kennedy

One of today’s most controversial topics,repparttar abortion debate pitsrepparttar 148608 rights of a mother againstrepparttar 148609 rights of a fetus. The most common, clear-cut stances onrepparttar 148610 issue are “pro-choice” and “pro-life,” which hinge on legal and moral considerations. Another common viewpoint is a more blended pragmatist view, which states that abortion should be prohibited except for specific cases.

"Pro-choice" advocates stress a woman's right to choose whether and when to terminate her pregnancy. In their view, a woman should have absolute control over her own body and, by extension, overrepparttar 148611 survival ofrepparttar 148612 fetus within her. The "pro-life" camp argues that life begins at conception and any termination of pregnancy afterrepparttar 148613 formation ofrepparttar 148614 embryo is equivalent to murder.

One may deem abortion immoral, but does that necessarily mean it should be illegal? As with many moral debates, there is an underlying and perhaps more significant legal debate raging, especially inrepparttar 148615 United States. Roe v. Wade was a landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that is still relevant today. The Court voted 7-2 to overturn all state laws banning abortion. The Justices concluded that such laws violate a woman's constitutional right to privacy. Since then,repparttar 148616 moral debate has taken on political significance.

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