On Thursday, April 1, during the 6:00 and 6:30 news, channels 4 and 5 broadcasted significant coverage of the legislative debate over the regulation of CO2 levels in the state’s ice rinks. They both cited the statistics that eleven people had suffered ill effects from CO2 poisoning. They also both reported that the bill being considered would mandate decreased emissions in the rinks as well as the installation of monitoring devices.
I agree that this is a worthwhile endeavor, for no one should have to become seriously ill while engaging in leisure time activity if it can be avoided.
What concerns me, however, is the obvious lack of perspective on the part of the legislature and hence, the public. We promote the prevention of additional people becoming ill while at their play, but we have no concern at all about the hundreds of unborn children who will be killed simply because they are unwanted.
What is the legislative priority when we protect 11 children who have become ill on the ice rinks, but we evidently have no concern for protective measures for the unborn who will not be permitted life, let alone play at the ice rinks?
Paul and Eunice Bremer