Traverse City Record-Eagle

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October 24, 2012

Election Letters to the Editor: 10/24/2012

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John Bergman

Traverse City

Elect those who respect

On Nov. 6 voters can elect representatives who actually respect women, such as Betsy Coffia for State Representative, versus Wayne Schmidt, who dismissed two Michigan female legislators as "needing a time out" for publicly using the word "vagina".

Dan Benishek sponsored a bill to outlaw abortion even to save the mother's life, meaning a woman could die from an ectopic pregnancy.

A Romney presidency could limit/eliminate access to breast cancer screenings and birth control for many women and endanger many more lives by overturning Roe vs. Wade.

Hopefully women value themselves enough to elect leaders who demonstrate respect for them.

Donna Miller

Traverse City

Caring, respectful

Melanie Stanton for Probate Judge for Grand Traverse County. I have known Melanie both as a professional and personal family friend for over 10 years. She has compassion for both the elderly and for families in crisis. I had the opportunity to witness her dedication to her clients as well as her aging family members.

She has an extraordinary way of understanding their medical, emotional and legal needs. I know she will be caring, compassionate, respectful to the parties involved. Please vote for Melanie Stanton for Probate Judge.

Elizabeth Petrella-McKellar

Interlochen

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