updated 11/06/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/06/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST
I am so thankful that our justice system has finally come to its senses (thank you, President Bush) and released Dr. Elizabeth Morgan from her jail cell (PEOPLE, Oct. 16). However, she will never be "free" unless her precious daughter, Hilary, is protected from sexual abuse and back in her mother's loving arms.
Your fawning adulation of Elizabeth Morgan tears at the heart of every man who has had to suffer unfounded shame and anguish at the hands of a vengeful shrew. Sometimes what is taken to be righteous determination is nothing more than wild, self-affirming delusion. The trail of victims includes the hysterical aggressor herself, an irony no doubt carefully weighed in her mind and considered worth the cost—the cost to herself and to her daughter.
I wish the courts would go after fathers who abandon their children with the same gusto with which they go after mothers who protect their children.
Sara Jane O'Connor
Elm Grove, Wis.
May God bless you, Elizabeth Morgan. How I wish my mother had done for me what you are doing for your daughter. I am 37 years old and the horror still lives in my mind. You never forget, you only learn to live with it.
New York City
Defy a court order long enough to win the sympathy of influential people and you too can defy a judge and the court system and win your release from prison. That's not justice, it's an undeserved reprieve from breaking the law.
Melvyn Chase, M.D.
Gregory Rockman, a "colored" South African policeman, had the duty of upholding the unjust laws of white South Africa, which are directed solely at the black majority. Despite his profession, he realized the injustices of the system and decided to do something about it. This must have been quite a dilemma, and he has to be commended for his courage. I too am a nonwhite South African. South Africa does not tolerate people who believe in basic human rights and who openly make their beliefs known. There is absolutely no doubt that Gregory Rockman's life will change. He will be hounded, watched and threatened. However, he is not alone.
A big hip hip hooray for your article on Life Goes On and its star, Chris Burke. For far too long, people with Down syndrome have been ridiculed, disrespected, ignored, misunderstood and treated as though they were subhuman. This show is the best thing to happen for those touched by Down syndrome and those with developmental disabilities. Chris is a wonderful example of the capabilities that people with Down syndrome have. He is an inspiration to us all.
It has been a long time since there has been an actor on TV that I truly admire and respect, but Chris Burke has ended that dry spell.
ZSA ZSA GABOR
Can we really be so desperate for entertainment in this country that we have to follow the obnoxious courtroom theatrics of a has-been actress who is getting the punishment she deserves? Thirty thousand dollars of the taxpayers' money has been wasted on the ridiculous tantrum of a spoiled brat.
Elizabeth A. Palmer
The only just verdict for Zsa Zsa: deportation to "Nazi Hungary." Goodbye, dahlink!
STEVE & CYNDY GARVEY
Cynthia Garvey's daughters are 13 and 15, more than old enough to not have to see their father if they don't wish—which they don't. Their father's sex life has been in print. They've had the woman they thought was going to be their stepmother dumped overnight for a stranger. Candy Garvey is bad-mouthing their mother. They've got two siblings from two different women. Their mother went to jail because their father insists on forcing himself on them. Steve Garvey should be able to see what an embarrassment he is to his daughters Whitney and Krisha and let them decide when they can handle his weird problems.
San Bruno, Calif.
And this is the man who wants to be Senator from California? Hang it up, Steve. We're on to you.
Betty J. Morris