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Fielder retiring after 37 years with Planned Parenthood

There are 153 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Dec 20, 2009, titled Fielder retiring after 37 years with Planned Parenthood. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

For the past 37 years, Ann Fielder has seen tremendous changes in the field of women's and family health care.

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Lux et Veritas

Minneapolis, MN

#144 Jan 6, 2010
Ink wrote:
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Over and over, I hear that the number one reason for abortion is birth control failure, so what good is giving out all this birth control especially to very young children and giving them the false confidance that they can behave any way they want with no consequences. These children pay a big price for bad advice they get from pro choice adults
And Big Abortion, desperate to keep those bottom-line-fattening abortion dollars rolling in, markets abortion with tireless zeal.

"The former Texas-based Planned Parenthood director who recently quit after seeing an ultrasound video of an abortion says high Planned Parenthood officials wanted her center to meet quotas for the number of abortions done. Abby Johnson had been the director of the Planned Parenthood in Bryan/College Station....

"There are definitely client goals," she said. "We'd have a goal every month for abortion clients and for family planning clients."

She said her facility did abortions every other Saturday but began increasing the number of abortions in order to increase revenues. One method involved increasing the number of abortions done with the dangerous mifepristone abortion drug.

"One of the ways they were able to up the number of patients that they saw was they started doing the RU-486 chemical abortions all throughout the week," she said.

Johnson told WND that abortions using the drug, which has killed 13 women worldwide and injured at least 1,100 in the United States alone according to the FDA, would bring in between $505 and $695 depending on the age of the baby at the time of the abortion.

She said the move to increase abortions came as Planned Parenthood experienced financial difficulties due to the troubled economy.

"Abortion is the most lucrative part of Planned Parenthood's operations," she said. "Even though they're two separate corporations, all of the money goes into one pot. With the family planning corporation really suffering, they depend on the abortion corporation to balance their budget, help get them out of the hole and help make income for the company." ... http://www.lifenews.com/state4548.html
Merry Crispness

Brattleboro, VT

#145 Jan 6, 2010
Lux et Veritas wrote:
No state will outlaw abortion
You need to brush up on your recent history. A number of states are controlled by the christian taliban and the Roman Catholic Corporation, and these have made every effort to outlaw abortion permissible under Roe v. Wade. If that decision is reversed, these states will jump in ASAP with bans. Then watch out - back alley and coat hanger abortions, and trips to Canada, will be popular once again.
Lux et Veritas

Minneapolis, MN

#146 Jan 6, 2010
Merry Crispness wrote:
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You need to brush up on your recent history. A number of states are controlled by the christian taliban and the Roman Catholic Corporation, and these have made every effort to outlaw abortion permissible under Roe v. Wade. If that decision is reversed, these states will jump in ASAP with bans. Then watch out - back alley and coat hanger abortions, and trips to Canada, will be popular once again.
Ooh, what turgid rhetorical epithets. You could do press releases for Planned Parenthood.

Every state will, at the least, always permit abortion in the cases of rape, incest, and imperiled life of the mother. Americans support that kind of limitation.

November 13-15, 2009 CNN/poll results of interviews with 1,014 adult Americans, including 928 registered voters ---

Abortion should be:
26%-- Legal under any circumstances
10%-- Legal under most circumstances
40%-- Legal in a few circumstances (rape, incest, endangered life of the mother)
23%-- Illegal in all circumstances
1%-- No opinion

And it's really about time to drop the hyperbolic, baseless "back alley" and "coathanger" canards. They've been ineffective rhetorical tools for decades now.

The CDC attributed 39 women's deaths in 1972 (the year before Roe) to illegal abortions -- and 24 deaths to LEGAL abortions in that year. In 2000, the CDC attributed 11 women's deaths to LEGAL abortion.[Lilo Strauss, et al., "Abortion Surveillance -- United States, 2001," Centers for Disease Control]

Mary Calderone, medical director of Planned Parenthood, estimated in 1960 that 90 percent of illegal abortions were performed by physicians and concluded that most were safe for the mothers.[Mary Calderone, "Illegal Abortion as a Public Health Problem," American Journal of Health, Vol. 50 (July 1960), p. 949.
Merry Crispness

Brattleboro, VT

#147 Jan 6, 2010
Lux et Veritas wrote:
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And Big Abortion
Hahaha - nice try, you right-wing conspiracy theorist! "Big Abortion"? Is that supposed to be some multi-billion dollar industry lobby like Big Oil or Big Pharma? The pro-choice lobby is backed by average citizens who write letters and send what donations we can. Unlike the anti-choice lobby - Big Fundamentalism if you will - which gets millions from mega-churches and TV ministries.

Stop lying: You're panting in anticipation of your chance to outlaw abortion and impose Big Government restrictions on women's health decisions. That's your real agenda.
smart alec

Peterborough, NH

#148 Jan 6, 2010
Merry Crispness wrote:
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Hahaha - nice try, you right-wing conspiracy theorist! "Big Abortion"? Is that supposed to be some multi-billion dollar industry lobby like Big Oil or Big Pharma? The pro-choice lobby is backed by average citizens who write letters and send what donations we can. Unlike the anti-choice lobby - Big Fundamentalism if you will - which gets millions from mega-churches and TV ministries.
Stop lying: You're panting in anticipation of your chance to outlaw abortion and impose Big Government restrictions on women's health decisions. That's your real agenda.
Their is none so blind as the one who refuses to see. Why is it that you choose to be blind? Have you aborted an unwanted child? If you have it is understandable that you defend your choice at any cost or risk splaying your heart for the virtous to examine. But you should know, that Jesus did not become man to save the virtous. Your sins are already forgiven. I ask you, where are your accusers my daughter? Not a single Christian has remained sinless in this life, all seek Christ's forgivness for all are imperfect. Judgment will not be held against you by this sinner. All that remaines is love of Christ and the forgivness of self. God Bless you and keep you.
Katie

Lakewood, WA

#149 Jan 6, 2010
Lux et Veritas wrote:
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And Doe v Bolton added "health" to the mix, a meaningless abortionspeak generality through which a truck could be driven. "Health" means anything and everything an abortionist certifies it to mean: fear of stretch marks, wrong sex of the baby, fear of not being able to fit into a Prom dress, etc., etc.
Abortionist Warren Hern once testified, "I am willing to certify that any pregnancy is a threat to a woman's health."
You'll have to prove that contention, Lux, preferably with recent studies, not something from 20-30 years ago.

Pregnancy is a medical condition that can be toxic and fatal for some pregnant women. To pretend otherwise is similar to pretending high blood pressure isn't a big deal.
smart alec

Peterborough, NH

#150 Jan 6, 2010
Katie wrote:
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You'll have to prove that contention, Lux, preferably with recent studies, not something from 20-30 years ago.
Pregnancy is a medical condition that can be toxic and fatal for some pregnant women. To pretend otherwise is similar to pretending high blood pressure isn't a big deal.
Correction, pregnancy is not a disease - but if it were, it would be a preventable one. So forget about the flu shot hype and take the pregnancy shot instead.
Katie

Lakewood, WA

#153 Jan 6, 2010
smart alec wrote:
<quoted text>Correction, pregnancy is not a disease - but if it were, it would be a preventable one. So forget about the flu shot hype and take the pregnancy shot instead.
This makes no sense.

A fetus is a parasite on the woman's internal system. It may be a wanted parasite, even as it becomes more toxic and fatal. Many women have died in efforts to bring offspring into this world. That was before many medical advancements.

Try to keep up. And try to make sense. Please and thank you.
smart alec

Peterborough, NH

#154 Jan 6, 2010
Katie wrote:
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This makes no sense.
A fetus is a parasite on the woman's internal system. It may be a wanted parasite, even as it becomes more toxic and fatal. Many women have died in efforts to bring offspring into this world. That was before many medical advancements.
Try to keep up. And try to make sense. Please and thank you.
You are one sick puppy.
Katie

Lakewood, WA

#155 Jan 6, 2010
smart alec wrote:
<quoted text>Correction, pregnancy is not a disease - but if it were, it would be a preventable one. So forget about the flu shot hype and take the pregnancy shot instead.
Sorry, Smart Alec.... am tired ... do you jokingly mean Depo?
If so, joke's on me.
:)
Katie

Lakewood, WA

#156 Jan 6, 2010
smart alec wrote:
<quoted text>You are one sick puppy.
LOLOL

Joke's on you after all. Call any Ob/Gyn in the yellow pages and ask them. They'll tell you it's true.
Merry Crispness

Brattleboro, VT

#157 Jan 6, 2010
smart alec wrote:
<quoted text>Their is none so blind as the one who refuses to see. Why is it that you choose to be blind? Have you aborted an unwanted child? If you have it is understandable that you defend your choice at any cost or risk splaying your heart for the virtous to examine. But you should know, that Jesus did not become man to save the virtous. Your sins are already forgiven. I ask you, where are your accusers my daughter? Not a single Christian has remained sinless in this life, all seek Christ's forgivness for all are imperfect. Judgment will not be held against you by this sinner. All that remaines is love of Christ and the forgivness of self. God Bless you and keep you.
You can keep your fairy tales and superstitions. No thank you!

I guess you're part of the christian taliban trying to impose your draconian theocratic system on the rest of us. Again, no thanks!

Since: Jan 10

Mckees Rocks, PA

#158 Jan 6, 2010
Lux et Veritas wrote:
More legislative backlash [added to the 550+ citizen-engendered laws on states' books -- http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/s... ] against PP's arrogant illegalities:
"Another [Tennessee] law taking effect with the start of the new year requires the state Health Department to try to award contracts to public clinics before seeking out private entities such as Planned Parenthood, which supports abortion.
"The Republican-supported legislation was prompted by an online video that shows an allegedly pregnant 14-year-old being coached by a Planned Parenthood counselor in Memphis to lie about the age of her boyfriend to avoid legal scrutiny and get an abortion without her parents' knowledge."
Ive seen this story repeated over and over by the PL movement. The truth is, PP bent the rules...so what? Your local notary service will do the same if it means keeping your business, a car dealership will do it, a contractor will do it, etc.

Alot of businesses will bend the rules in order to either protect their clients or keep an unnecessary confrontation at bay.

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