I am disappointed in University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs and the UT Board of Trustees (“Protesters urge Jacobs to save abortion clinics; Transfer pact issue brought to trustees’ attention,” May 14).
For many years, I have been a volunteer at the Center for Choice in Toledo. The staff is caring, conscientious, and professional in working with clients.
UT’s Medical Center and other hospitals in the area have made it clear that they would not turn away someone from their emergency rooms. If the clinics are forced to close, those emergency rooms will see women who have gone to back-alley providers or attempted self-induced terminations with coat hangers and knitting needles.
I do not want us to go back to the pre-Roe vs. Wade days.
■ Ex-UT official lauds Savage
The University of Toledo commencement was an occasion to recognize and honor one of the university’s most committed supporters, Bob Savage (“Thousands of UT graduates embark on new beginnings,” May 6). Mr. Savage has been an indefatigable advocate of UT for decades.
I congratulate Mr. Savage, his family, and UT’s leadership for this most deserved recognition.
Editor’s note: The writer is president emeritus of UT.
■ U.S. should keep Russia ties active
The Blade’s Mike Sigov advocates a U.S. boycott of the Sochi Olympics and keeping ties with Russian intelligence services to a minimum (“Putin’s propaganda efforts could imperil Americans,” commentary, May 5). But such actions would only enhance Russian President Vladimir Putin’s anti-American rhetoric.
Mr. Putin has used anti-American sentiments to boost his popularity in Russia. And cutting off ties with Russian intelligence services would embolden al-Qaeda in Chechnya.
As we have seen too often, the results of not sharing intelligence can be catastrophic.
■ Thanks to eBlade, travel is fine
I recently visited my daughter in New Mexico for two weeks. I receive The Blade daily and was not happy at the prospect of missing it.
I tried the eBlade for the first time, and was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to read. I’m glad I tried it.
Now I will be able to read all the hometown news, no matter which daughter I visit.
I am surprised how many of my friends didn’t know about the eBlade. It is a treasure.