Yes, it is a matter of fact that Planned Parenthood is opening an office at 35 Carmans Road, Massapequa, within a month. How does such an action affect the residents of the immediate area?
If we stop to analyze what the purpose of the Planned Parenthood program is, it would not appear to be the monster that it is construed by anti-abortionists. The reason for that is that the principal objective of the organization is to assist couples who desperately want to have children to pursue those avenues which will prove most advantageous to their cause. Only through education and referral to professional groups that espouse the birth of children can such couples be helped.
Planned Parenthood is also aware that adolescents who are active sexually tend to become pregnant and are totally unprepared to nurture and love a tiny human being. To consider such undesirable results, the organization is helpful in educating youngsterS and parents about their responsibilities in sexual practices and in how to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
There are also situations in which females have been raped or incestuously assaulted or in which the health of the prospective mother may result in death. In such instances, Planned Parenthood comes to the rescue by referring the pregnant victim to such health agencies that specialize in the alleviation and correction of such conditions. In the event that the decision is made to allow the pregnancy to continue to term, Planned Parenthood acts in the role of a counselor or as a conduit for adoption.
Thus, it can be seen that the organization potentially provides for a tremendous amount of good rather than as an agency for mass murder which it has been mistakenly construed by a large segment of the population.
Norman H. Kass