3/7 Letters to the editor

Principal squelching students’ rights As a student at Clovis High School, I feel the student body has been stifled concerning our freedom of speech. A protest planned by students was stopped by Principal Jody Balch, who made threats of suspension and expulsion. Many students would have attended the protest aimed at a planned schedule change […]

Transplant process should be more open

Freedom Newspapers History was made on Oct. 20 at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver. One of Robert Smitty’s kidneys was transplanted into Bob Hickey. It wasn’t the transplant itself that was unusual, nor was it that the kidney came from a living donor; such surgeries are becoming commonplace. The unusual part of this particular […]

Some readers would give organs for free

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about donating organs and whether participants would accept money for them. Some responses: “When I die my family knows to donate whatever I have to help someone else to survive. I don’t think anyone should except money for organ donations.” — Mearl Thomas, Clovis “I […]

No real reason to prohibit organ sales

Thomas Sowell It was gratifying news when fans around the country volunteered to donate their kidneys to basketball star Alonzo Mourning, who would otherwise have to cut short his career because of life-threatening medical problems with his own kidneys. However, the head of the New York Organ Donor Network said it was a shame “that […]