I just wanted to make something very clear, because I don't think it's understood as it should be. Planned Parenthood is NOT an abortion clinic. They are a clinic/facility dedicated to women's health! They provide annual exams for women, breast cancer screenings, birth control, std/hiv/aids testing, sexual abuse counseling (some locations), and yes some locations are also equipped to perform abortions. If you don't want an abortion, don't have one. But do not deny your fellow sister the right to medical benefits from a wonderful place to receive women's medical access because you don't agree with everything being done there. It's not as if they're forcing you to perform the procedure. And it's not as if they're walking up the street with a shotgun shooting people at random. I've heard of far worse things being done, than a woman having an abortion. And also, who's business is it of yours what another woman does with her body?! you don't even know who this woman is, what her struggle is like, and what has taken her to make such a decision.
*so I came across this article and wanted to share. If people like rick santorum took away our birth control access through clinics like planned parenthood as well as insurance, we'd be paying way more than they assume. Type in your age and the type of birth control you use and it calculates how much you'd pay for birth control for the rest of your fertile years.
on Feb. 21, 2012 at 1:19 AM