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Letter: Regarding Planned Parenthood

It was indeed stunning to read Planned Parenthood’s (Ms. Smith’s) defense of the indefensible, in a plea for continued funding of that organization. Notable also is the “extremist” label given to those who do not believe this organization is the benevolent “helper” of the millions of women they “serve.” The only thing extreme is the body count of the millions of babies who will never see the light of day; aborted due to PP’s “counseling” to those who wrongfully thought they had no other place to go and who, in their panic were glad to accept whatever would make things “right” for them. When a human face cannot be put on something (i.e. fetus instead of baby), the act becomes easy. How many minds were changed when sonograms were seen? How much mental human suffering has occurred for women who took their advice and when the panic and fear subsided, lived to regret their action?

We, as a nation, should hang our heads in shame for funding and allowing what has been perpetrated by this organization. The numbers show that this has been infanticide, or worse yet, genocide to eliminate the poorest of the poor. That my tax dollars would be part of this is a travesty, and I hope this funding is finally eliminated. If PP truly serves the noble purpose they believe they do, then it would seem to be there would be plenty of private funding to allow them to exist. I have my doubts.

Additionally, there is data emerging that a few offices, which Planned Parenthood dismisses as “renegade,” were engaged in advising and counseling underaged girls who were victims of abuse and/or incest and not reporting same.  I wonder how much real scrutiny this organization could endure.  

So, kudos to the House of Representatives and their “extreme political agenda” (remember, there were elections and they won), and “No”, I will not be writing my senator to support this legislation. In addition, I do not believe PP’s services are a right to be had from my government, and if that makes me extreme, so be it.  In this case, it is a label I would proudly wear.

Marie Coyle