Question of morality
I write to express my dismay that should a majority of members of the NSW government vote to legalise abortion, the act of killing an unborn child aged 22 weeks or less would be legal.
Just how far can the morality of our government fall? We read with abhorrence when young people are molested or murdered by family members. Termination of life by abortion, other than in special circumstances, would differ only by the fact the termination would be consensual.
Should the changes be made, medical staff who are opposed to abortion, such as theatre nurses, will be compelled by law to participate in procedures that could cause them mental and/or physical disturbance which could be lifelong.
Australia is a signatory to the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Consequently, we have an obligation under International Law to protect the rights of children, the primary right being the right to life.
G Lahiff, Ulladulla
Good news for dogs
Now I can take my Annie for the perfect walk to the end of the beach or through to Mollymook via Surfers Avenue and she can have a swim on the way back. I am happy on the lead so I know we will respect the trial along with me having her so well trained to pick up my deposits. I hope the council will make sure there is a nice big bin that is accessible at Victor and Surfers avenues so everyone can do the "right thing".
Bettie T, Narrawallee
Sent barking mad
My wife and i stayed at a rented house in Mollymook for 10 days in August. Unfortunately, a dog in a neighbour's place barked incessantly all day long (driving us mad and forcing us to go out each day to get away from the noise). Dog owners, when you go out and leave your dog alone, it will bark incessantly and this is called ''separation anxiety''.
So please in consideration for your neighbors, do something to prevent your dog from barking constantly for hours on end
We had this problem near us in Albury some time ago and we reported it to the council who took action with the owner to fix the problem.
G. Scott, Albury
Too much poo
So glad people are being brought to account for doing the wrong thing in relation to parking and vicious dog issues. I really wish more was done about the amount of dog poo left by lazy owners on our grass verges, especially around school areas, where mothers need to push their prams on the pavements whilse other children walk on the grass - and often into and through the path of stinking, germ infested dog poo. People do not realise, I am sure, that penalties apply for not removing dog droppings. I think more could be done to make this clearer to all dog owners. I hope council can step up the campaign.
J. Burke, Nowra
Service above self
Last Wednesday I had the honour of attending the Shoalhaven Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards at the Bomaderry Bowling Club. It was wonderful to see so many dedicated Emergency Service personnel all come together to celebrate all the nominees from NSW Ambulance, Fire & Rescue NSW, NSW Police Force, NSW State Emergency Service, NSW Rural Fire Service and Marine Rescue NSW. Well done and congratulations to all the nominees and award recipients as they all do truly embody the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self". I would like to thank the four Rotary Clubs of the Shoalhaven and Dr Peter Taylor for organising and running this inaugural event, I'm sure it will become an important event in the diaries of everyone that attended as it was an excellent night and I look forward to attending again next year.