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Planned Parenthood misconceptions



Published: Tue, April 24, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Planned Parenthood misconceptions

As a current student at Kent State and a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood, I am outraged by the recent allegations made by the Ohio Right to life advocate testifying on HB 497, which now includes a provision to defund family planning centers such as Planned Parenthood. An Ohio right to life advocate recently made the statement “We know why there are places like Planned Parenthood in Kent.” I find this statement absurd and highly impertinent, especially to college students like myself.

As a young college woman, I’ve realized many people try to misrepresent young women in college by insinuating that they are being promiscuous by using Planned Parenthood’s services. While students are away at college many are without their regular health-care provider. The Kent Planned Parenthood health center does not offer abortions and I find it sad that Ohio right to life advocates are implying incorrect information when students are using the health center for basic preventative healthcare needs.

I want to acknowledge and thank state Rep. Kathleen Clyde for standing up for women’s health. I plan to continue to stress that 96 percent of Planned Parenthood services in Ohio are preventive: lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of STDs, breast health services, Pap test, sexual health education, and information.

One in five women visits a Planned Parenthood health center during her lifetime because she trusts the quality, professionalism, and confidential care that she will receive.

Ashleigh Snodgrass, Akron


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11loaf(100 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I hope at the end of her college career this young lady has a better handle on reality. Nearly all of the services she describes are out sourced by PP. Telling young ladies where to get these services is available from many sources. I also dispute that 96% figure. That is liberal math that can add ten negative balances and get a positive figure. Just like Mr Obama's cost cutting savings.

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2Education_Voter(851 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

The truth is that many young women get valuable services from Planned Parenthood that have nothing to do with abortions. Planned Parenthood will always remain respected in our hearts.

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3DwightK(1250 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Planned Parenthood is a valuable resources for women. It would be shortsighted to defund it.

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4CommonSenseGuy(37 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger a leader in the eugenics movement. She believed in the superiority of the white race. She advocated birth control to limit the black population and then abortion for blacks when the birth control failed.

Planned Parenthood makes the majority of its money from abortions. It is no accident that Planned Parenthoods are primarily situated in black communities.

Recently someone tested whether Planned Parenthood is still focused on white supremacy. They called Planned Parenthood and said that they "wanted to make a large donation, but the donation had to be only used to kill black babies" Planned Parenthood responded that they would gladly accept the donation and make sure that it would be used solely for that purpose.

An organization like this deserves to be defunded! Its a shame that the Ohio legislature has fallen for the lies of PP. Google "Margaret Sanger eugenics" or visit http://blackgenocide.org/sanger.html

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5ytownredux(117 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Are you serious CommonSenseGuy?? You are NonSense Guy. You really are referring us to a 1920 article about a woman who founded a program back when it was LEGAL to discriminate against blacks. Please be serious, I know the right wingers need to defend anything about being a social policy nutjob, but we need to keep a straight face about this and use current facts.

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6Catherine(8 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Planned Parenthood. The nation's largest abortion business.

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7ytownredux(117 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Catherine, it is amazing that out of your 5 posts, three of them are misleading or wrong. Maybe you can make an argument that because it is a nationwide agency it does perform the most abortions as a single non-profit, but if you would take the time to look at actual facts like Peacelover has given, the agency itself only does about 3% of its business as performing abortions. I know you are being a good Catholic, but lets not distort the facts shall we??

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8WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

The truth is that many young women get abortions from Planned Parenthood that many others find abhorrent. Planned Parenthood will always remain detested in our hearts.

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9greene(167 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

All of PP's services can be found elswhere. It is another jobs program.

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10Education_Voter(851 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

greene,
Really? All of the services of Planned Parenthood can be found elsewhere?
Where could I have walked in, and asked for an explanation of the facts of life? And got it.
Did I then have sex? No. I then knew where my boyfriend was pressuring me. I had information to make a stand, information I did not get from parents, pastor, teachers.
"Swinger" you sound like one who would like to keep young woman in the dark, barefoot, and pregnant under your thumb.

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11praxis95(51 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Planned Parenthood opposed the Hyde Amendment, opposed the ban on partial birth abortions, opposes any informed consent laws, denies the statics about post abortion depression, and denies that abortion stops a beating hart or is terminating the life of a child.

Sorry for the inconvenient truth, but PP is the number 1 provided of abortions in the county, and they also oppose adoption over abortion.

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12Ret(39 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Ed_Voter are you saying that you waited until you were old enough to walk into Planed Parenthood to learn the facts of life?

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13WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

@Eduction_Voter

Two can play that intellectually dishonest game:

You sound like one who would enjoy murdering babies.

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