Are we so afraid of appearing sympathetic or in any way affiliated with these FLDS people that we are willing to remain silent during their sufferings? Yes, we obviously support efforts to root out any kind of abuse in any society or group. But doesn't that include our American society at large? Forcibly separating unweaned infants from their breast-feeding moms, for example, is not only abusive and unnecessary but downright cruel and unusual. Are people at the national level even aware of these alarming details? Where are our human-rights watchdogs? Are there any good Samaritans among us?

Ruth Bell

West Jordan