THIS COVER LETTER FROM DICK GILBERT was sent with the signed petitions to Senators Clinton and Schumer, and Congressmen Boehlert and Hinchey: 

February 4, 2005

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

United States Senate

476 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510 


Dear Senator Clinton: 

Your opposition to the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004” (H.R. 1997) is deeply appreciated. Attached is a petition to you and other members of Congress to initiate legislation in the 109th Congress to nullify this act for the reasons set forth in the text. The petition is signed by members and friends of the First Unitarian Church of Ithaca, New York. Your actions to support this initiative in defense of the First Amendment and the freedom of women can only strengthen religious liberty for all Americans. 


Very truly yours,   

Richard S. Gilbert

Interim Minister

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