Candidate Supports Rights and Education; Pro-Life Equals All Life

By Lorna Carlisle

I’m Lorna Carlisle and I am running for State Representative in District 5 (Andover, Danbury, Hill, Salisbury and Webster).  I’m a Webster native and now a Salisbury resident for 18 years.  After retiring in 2021, I was able to devote myself full time to the farm stand we started in 2005.  I looked forward to spending time enjoying life and gardening. 

Unfortunately, the state of politics and the attacks on basic rights made me want to do something rather than just complain.  The current Republicans claim they are for freedom, but if you dig deeper, their actions are actually taking away our freedom IN HER OPINION.  Basic human rights IN HER OPINION for LGBTQIA+ are under attack.  Roe v. Wade was reversed, and they don’t plan to stop there.  If women don’t have control over their own healthcare choices and when and how to start a family, what’s next? 

Clarence Thomas already signaled what’s next.  Do we want to go back to the days of segregation, no birth control for women, no marriage equality, etc.? IS THAT EXACTLY, LITERALLY WHAT HE SAID? OR IS THAT HER ADVERSE, PROVOCATIVE EXTRAPOLATION?  Pro-life seems only to mean giving birth.  After that you’re on your own.  

Democrats have been trying to pass legislation to protect our environment.  My opponent says “if you can’t do it ALL, then do nothing”  I DOUBT THAT’S A REAL, DIRECT QUOTE.  I believe we have to make our best effort every day.  Not give up.  It’s too important for future generations.  That to me is Pro-Life.  All life. 

Growing up in rural New Hampshire I learned how to shoot, but I don’t think people need assault rifles.  Too many kids have been killed.  Our public schools are under attack.  Teachers deserve respect and not be questioned on their curriculum at every turn.  If Republicans are so worried about their children seeing “inappropriate books”, they should really take away the cell phones and monitor social media and internet content TAUNTING; FATUOUS. That’s way more dangerous.  

Public education is for the benefit of all.   IN HER OPINION Books are not dangerous – they are a source of knowledge, wonder, and science.  Future generations are our greatest hope.  Let’s make sure we protect their rights and the environment so they have a future.