I mourn this day Roe v. Wade was canceled

Regarding “Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade, ending constitutional protection of abortion rights” (June 24): I started this morning by picking up my newspaper and sitting on the seesaw for a while. my porch. I soaked up the beauty like my husband used to do. The Herrick House is in the making. Just a little house with a million dollar view. It sits in one corner, a creek next to it that opens up to the largest lake I can see when I turn and look to the left. An Acapulco type breeze was blowing gently and I admired her Aggie ring which I put this morning on the finger where I wore my wedding ring. Then I walked in to find such ugliness on my TV screen. Just yesterday the Supreme Court said our sons had the right to all guns, but today our daughters did not have the right to govern their own bodies. I will not work today, even if the company arrives. It will be a day of mourning, June 24, 2022, for the beauty lost by our country.

Ruth Earlene Herrick, Willis

Regarding “Top Texas Political Leaders Respond to Roe vs. Wade Inversion” (June 24): Women should remember that Republicans are responsible for the decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. When Mitch McConnell refused to review President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination, it triggered this decision. Trump was able to nominate three anti-choice conservatives to the Supreme Court. Women must stand up in every state to protect women’s rights to control their own reproductive health. Women who have money will probably still be able to have an abortion as they always have; those without resources will struggle. In addition to helping those who will need help, let’s remember who respects women in the upcoming elections.

SA Burnett, Houston

Well, I can honestly say, in my declining years, isn’t it wonderful that I have no daughters, no daughters-in-law, and no granddaughters?

Marge Moore, Houston

So, a group of old guys and a woman decided the fate of many American women. I suggest that unwanted babies be placed on the steps of the Supreme Court for the justices to deal with.

Sylvia LandryHouston

The Supreme Court

About “Editorial: Trapped in History, Supreme Court Ignores Today’s Nightmare of Gun Violence” (June 23): First the rejection of a common-sense ban on walking around loaded — or should – I say armed, since public drunkenness is still illegal – and now the reversal of a woman’s right to protect her life, including rape and incest. Does anyone really think that James Madison and the “boys” in 1776 really thought that a population armed with assault rifles, extended magazines and hip-mounted automatic pistols was what a “militia” was? well regulated”? My National Guard unit was far from having the lethal force of any lunatic with a credit card and a mildly scrupulous arms dealer.

And regarding the overthrow of Roe v. Wade, there is no mention of the “root” cause of many necessary abortions: a guy high on himself, filled with the notion that the world is his and that world includes women. It smacks of involuntary servitude to force women into 20 years of hard labor, at their own expense and risk, just because Judge Clarence Thomas and the “boys” (and one woman) ruled that women had no law and doctors could no longer prescribe what is best for their patients.

A bad week for American history and an even worse day for the American people. This is shameful conduct.

Bill TurneyHouston

I am even more worried about our democracy than ever. So many of the latest rulings by our courts and our political leaders run counter to polls showing that the will of the majority is being ignored. If you’re not worried, study the French Revolution or any other event where ignoring the will of the majority led to less than acceptable actions.

This path cannot continue or be ignored by our leaders. They must react and act before the situation gets more out of control than it already is.

Never forget that our democracy is based on the will of the majority. Act accordingly to avoid further bad results.

R. K. Entrekin, Houston