The Reader’s Viewpoint

Thursday, August 2, 2018

What to do about the embryos?

Snowflake children as some call them are embryos frozen away for future use. It costs about $1,000 dollars a year to keep embryos frozen. What happens when there is a divorce? Should embryos be used for stem cell use? Should one divorced parent be able to use the embryos if divorced from her husband? Courts have been deciding all this in our country. Freeze-dried children should have all the rights of a living human being as far as I am concerned. Can divorced parents be forced to pay child support on embryos that are used by someone? There are lots of questions in my mind over snowflake children. They even could be used in future space flights. Only God knows where this will all end.

Eugene Wiesner of Laurel

Illegal robocallers continue to harass

Across the country banks, payday lenders, retailers, and other robocallers petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to loosen rules barring certain robocalls, specifically using automated dialing systems (autodialers) and consumers’ right to revoke consent to receive calls. Just last month, our 406 area code received over 7 million robocalls. If Congress and the FCC don’t act fast, next month could be worse. Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the foremost consumer protection from unwanted robocalls, is being called into question by a recent court ruling in DC. Large corporations like Spectrum, a major source of robocalls to Montanans, joined banks, payday lenders, student loan servicers and their lobbyists in pushing the FCC to rob consumers of essential protections against unwanted robocalls. They want the FCC to eviscerate the prohibition against autodialed calls and texts to cell phones without the consumer’s consent, and to strip us of our right to tell robocallers to stop calling. Our privacy is on the line, Senator Tester and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, which oversees the FCC, should demand that the Commission protects Montanans, not robocallers. Congress and the FCC must protect our right to be free from unwanted and unrelenting robocalls.

Katie Sutton, OrganizingMT@gmail.com Montana Organizing Project montanaorganizingproject.org

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 201 1/2 E. Main St., Laurel
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Evening immunization clinic, third Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check www.laurelexchangeclub.org for more info. Find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/laurelexchangeclub . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: clubinfo@laurelexchangeclub.org The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
First & third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Owl Diner, 628-2090

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