We Hear You! Letters from Our February 2013 Issue

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This was a very interesting article to me as I have been struggling as a Catholic since the presidential election last year with regards to the Catholic Church getting involved in the health insurance debate as to whether employers are required to pay for their employees who may have abortions or get contraceptives.  This debate caused a lot of strained relations in my extended family.  I am a mother of 2 daughters and I know they take contraceptives, initially for problems with their periods and now as they've gotten older to prevent unwanted pregnancies.  While I would rather they had waited until marriage to have sex, I know I would be naive to expect that they would follow my moral values on this as they are older than I am and still single when I had married at a younger age before I started my family.  It angered me when our parish priest practically told us how we should vote with regards to the insurance/abortion/contraception debate as I thought government/religion issues are to be kept separate.  I also don't appreciate the Catholic Church dictating to my conscience as to when I should have my babies when I am the one who knows when & how I'd be willing to handle the responsibility of raising  my children.  I think this issue boils down to women taking responsibility with their partners and not getting involved sexually until they decide how they will handle the consequences of their love life.  If you're not willing to risk an unwanted pregnancy, don't get in that position in the first place.  This may sound simplistic, but it seems we'd save ourselves a lot of emotional stress down the road.   It seems to me that only if children are wanted are their rights protected, so don't risk having them if you're not willing to be responsible for dealing with them.  This would also help alleviate the overloaded adoption/penal system of children that weren't wanted in the first place.  Can't we as intelligent human beings be more disciplined with our sexuality or are we at the mercy of our animal urges???  Sorry to get so long-winded about this, but this issue really affected me as a caring woman....thanks for listening...
--An Upset Catholic Mom in Texas…

For some reason the threat of a crippling effect to print magazines, created by the electronic age---continues to be a non-factor in my mind when it comes to a handful of titles.  Top of the list is MORE magazine.  I remember picking up my first copy of the magazine in a medical office, as I waited for an appointment with the doctor.  I was so "hooked" I didn't even get annoyed when the subscription offer postcard fell on to the floor, which is typically high, amongst my pet peeves.  I subscribed immediately and I have become responsible for many gift subscriptions over the years to the women in my life of "style and substance.”

I just finished reading the latest issue and it did not disappoint.  I don't know how you do it---but you deserve a round of applause for providing thought provoking, intriguing information and advice to the mature woman---with each and every issue!

Thank you for printing the pages that help my life!
--Pamela Frazer

Congratulations on what has to be one of, if not the most fraudulent article titles I've ever been seduced by.  I'm speaking of the bold encouragement for me to discover "125 NEW WAYS TO REINVENT YOUR LIFE" on the cover of the February 2013 issue of More.  Imagine my great relief on finding that it's as simple as adding a little farro to my diet.  Presto!  A reinvented Nancy Greenway.  Hats off to your creative team for their imagination! 

Whether or not I'll ever be drawn in by another of your covers is entirely another matter.
Sincerely yours,
--Nancy Greenway

After a long and productive day at work, nice dinner and terrific conversation with my 18 year old son and 23 year old daughter, I settled into a comfortable chair to read the February edition of "More" magazine.

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smoke wong01.06.2014

I find it hard to look for this information on the web now. Wonderful information. Thanks for sharing.
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Suzanne Gay03.23.2013

I am a bit behind in my reading and only recently read the February edition. I was very disappointed and surprised by the article "If great poets had sexted..." I felt it was way out of line for More magazine and would be more fitting for Cosmo. Please reconsider this type of article before it makes the cut in a future More.

Crol 03.17.2013

I was informed that I had won a daily prize. That is great news! However, the notification didn't specify what type of gift card it is. Could you please enlighten me? My granddaughter is so excited about all of this. My address is carolmaloney33@yahoo.com. This may not be the correct forum for this but Iwas not given a contact address. Thank you.(And by the way, I do love the magazine!)

I'm very saddened by the "If great poets had sexted..." article by Linda Yellin. I'm a poet of over 40 years and have a great love of reading and poetry. I thought the Sext comments were vulgar and disheartening. I am so disappointed to read this in More Magazine. I read this mag because it is appropriate for over 40 women, who are classier and more elegant than this type of junk. Please reconsider printing crap in the future.

Ginger Thew03.10.2013

RE: Jane Shepard's response to Roe v Wade
To your commenter Jane Shepard, First of all, thank you very much for your concern for the doctor & his staff's well being after his name was in print as an abortion doctor. Unfortunately Dr. George Tiller was gunned down in his church on May 31, 2009 by an extreamist anti-choice. While I apprecieate your concern of using his name for fear of extreamists, it is the same reason I fear putting my name out there. After long discussion with my family, I chose to let my full name be known. I am in a small town. I sit in a pew every weekend. I shop the same stores. I am your neighbor. I can't be "annonymous".
Thank you for your concern ~
Ginger Thew

CoryM 02.21.2013

As I am currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer, I found the article about targeted cancer treatments very interesting. While they won't help me, any step forward is good. The next step needs to be a diagnostic test for ovarian cancer. Currently, there aren't any, a situation that is unbelievable in 2013. I was one of the lucky ones, mine was discovered along with uterine cancer both at stage 2, so my prospects for recovery are excellent.


Please sign the last comment "Anonymous" or "Name Withheld", for my grandmother's protection. Thank you!


RE: Roe V Wade 40 year anniversary article.
My 91-year-old grandmother was raped in 1936 when she was 14. For 77 years she has not been able to speak about the abuse without clamming up and/or bursting into tears as she leaves the room.
She delivered a beautiful baby girl (my mother) and her immigrant parents (my great-grandparents) from Italy raised her with love and commitment. It's unimaginable to me what would have happened to the four ensuing generations if my teen-aged grandmother had "chosen" to abort.
Forty years since Roe V Wade and 50+ million little ones later it's still and always will be a hot-button for most Americans. By the way, I think it's interesting to note (and should have been included in the article) that Norma McCorvey, now a staunch Pro-Life advocate, has dedicated her life to seeing that Roe is overturned. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/22/woman-behind-roe-v-wade-im-dedicating...


My name is Nicole and I am the Customer Service Manager for Dahn Yoga. I would like to thank Ms. MacKenzie for her objectivity and not following the popularity of hearsay. We understand and accept that past litigation involves claims that would make interesting reading and generate considerable media coverage. However, none of claims have held up in court. As did I many, many years ago, I am impressed that she simply tried our class and drew from her own experience. Also, as a previous manager of a fitness club and a participant in many programs, I have finally reached a peaceful conclusion that a mix of activities, with Dahn Yoga as the foundation, keeps me in the best possible healthy condition. I do not look or feel my age of 52. I am very happy I did not follow what was written about Dahn so very many years ago. I will be following your magazine henceforth. Again, thank you.

Lada 02.03.2013

re your "Asia Major" feature on pages 80-87: what were you thinking?! The platform "shoes", esp. on p. 82-3 are ridiculous, stupid, and dangerous. They're pretty to keep on display, but would a sane, intelligent woman actually first of all buy them, at those prices, then wear them?! C'mon. We're smarter than that.

Today is my first time reading through your site and I really so far have enjoyed it very much. I'm older 66 still working full time, and I was looking to find something that is interesting to me. Although my birth certificate says I'm 66 my brian still thinks I 56, thus just looking at your content, it's going to be fun and informative. I wrote my first article already, and now I'm ready to read and comment on some great looking stories. Dorothy


Regarding Roe v. Wade: I don't believe that ANY child is unwanted, even the special needs children. That could be confirmed by every adoption agency in the county with long waiting lists of parents who want these children. I think it is tragic to tell a woman that her child has no place in this world. Every life cut short by abortion for the convenience of another is a terrible waste. - Debbie in Florida

Michelle 01.27.2013

I read your article on Dahn yoga & was enthusiastic. I even ordered the DVD! Then I did some research online. The "creator" & his chain of studios have been the subject of multiple lawsuits (including sexual abuse of emotionally vulnerable young women) across the nation. They have been likened to a cult & are definitely high pressure sales people. Practitioners of all walks of traditional yoga call it a farce. If you had done fifteen minutes of research, you would never have included this in your magazine. I'm disappointed.


I am extremely concerned that the author of "Boredom Busing Workouts" did not do sufficient research on Dahn Yoga before recommending it to readers. Dahn is extremely controversial and has been implicated in cult actives and settled several lawsuits out of court for abuses to its followers, including a wrongful death suit. There are documentaries and numerous articles and exposes about this yoga practice that requires immense time and monetary commitments from its followers. Please, please please do more research!!!

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