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Opinion

January 8, 2014

Justice should not be conditional

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What I sought in information and discourse I instead acquired in a certain knowledge communicated with few words and yet a tangible emotion. I was in a realm of understanding because I too am a parent. And for a parent to lose a child is a most unnatural occurrence that should never be experienced. I understood her pain because I feared the experience of having to live through it myself.

I had my answer then. I will fight for my friend and her family. I will write letters, sign petitions and attend parole hearings. And if given the opportunity, I will speak out against the injustice of granting rights to those who willingly gave them up in the act of terminating the life of another.

This is my choice and I ask you to join me for the sake of those who lost their lives and their families who had only a tentative hold on regaining their peace of mind until this misguided ruling was made.

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Joe D’Amore lives in Groveland.

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