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Where's the infrastructure?The MURA-Middleford juggernaut has left the station strongly supported by Medford city officials. On the heels of that departure comes the Manor's 1,350 rabbit hutches on the golf course, supported again by Medford officials &

8212; "Things are different now."

This isn't controlled growth, it's rampant over-development. What's really scary is that there isn't 5 cents worth of supportive infrastructure in progress or even on the drawing board for these projects. Oy! &

8212; Doug McFadgen, Medford

Losing all rightsWhen we attain the age of 18, we are empowered to create our own destiny as a people and as a nation. One person, one vote. When the fetus is destroyed, this right is denied. How would they vote? To live or die? We who can vote condemn those who cannot. The ultimate hypocrisy. Not given this choice, their constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has been forsaken. They will never have the right to vote to save themselves. How can this be? Shame on us all. There may be no vote or no hope, but we have prayer: Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14. &

8212; Kenny Kuhn, Medford

Birth control supportA fetus carried to term is not just a baby or child. It's a lifelong commitment. This means struggling through homework, teenage behavior, tuition for college and multitudinous angst over their pain and sorrows. This means a commitment by two people to work hard, in home and at work, to finish the job they started in the bedroom.

Don't give me the old saw about how "God will provide." Save that for starving babies in Africa, the shantytowns of Brazil, Mexico, Cambodia, etc. Why has God forsaken them?

I am 100 percent for birth control. Unfortunately, nature causes slip-ups or youngsters have so many hormones that "being careful" is not always a teen attribute.

There are other very obvious reasons, well-publicized, for abortion, but it's usually a very painful decision to make, and if it's taken lightly, then that person surely doesn't constitute a fit parent.

For those who are pro-lifers, try working to save the lives of young soldiers, whose parents chose to produce that baby. Or is "late-term abortion" not a term for a healthy 20-year-old? Let me end this letter by telling you that I am the mother of five children and the grandmother of 11. &

8212; Sue Jackson, Medford

Losing all rightsWhen we attain the age of 18, we are empowered to create our own destiny as a people and as a nation. One person, one vote. When the fetus is destroyed, this right is denied. How would they vote? To live or die? We who can vote condemn those who cannot. The ultimate hypocrisy.

Not given this choice, their constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has been forsaken. They will never have the right to vote to save themselves. How can this be? Shame on us all. There may be no vote or no hope, but we have prayer: Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14. &

8212; Kenny Kuhn, Medford