Group opposes Planned Parenthood - Se...

Group opposes Planned Parenthood - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 91 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Jan 29, 2010, titled Group opposes Planned Parenthood - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

A crowd of about 70 to 80 anti-abortion protesters waved signs and prayed Thursday on both sides of 391 Main St., where the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts plans to open an office this spring.

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In Support of PP

Haverhill, MA

#2 Jan 29, 2010
I support their right to come to Fitchburg.
What makes these protesters think they are above all others and that only their views matter?
I am ashamed that City Hall would allow alcohol to be sold in the city and sell cigarettes freely in city and allow gambling tickets and allow the sale of pornography and allow naked dancers. Why are you not protesting those? Are they viewed as acceptable to you? Why do you think you have the right to prohibit a non-profit group that offers many valuable and wanted services simply because you disagree with one of those services? You are all hipocrites and if you think that is what your God wants from you than I pity you. Rosemary appeared to be extremely unprofessional speaking at the meeting and I am more than surprised that anybody is taking anything that old kook says seriously. She has already failed this city with her close-minded viewpoints based only on her own discrimination.
liz

Fitchburg, MA

#3 Jan 29, 2010
Are these people nuts? This is a great thing for the teens of the burg. Does anyone remember Pro-Health downtown by the One Cottage Square? C'mon people! We don't need a bunch of pregnant teens in this already dirty and disgraceful city Fitchburg has become. Why can't we be known as a city that provides a respectable and professional place for young women (and men) to go to instead of a city where we just let them remain uneducated and pregnant?
JIm

Fitchburg, MA

#4 Jan 29, 2010
I watched the movie Pregnancy Pact, and the Mayor, School Committee, and the residents there were absolutely clueless, and it was unbelieveable that a community with such a history of children have babies could continue to live in a cave.

It's scary to think that we still have communities like this.
mlrms

Fitchburg, MA

#5 Jan 29, 2010
Good work people!I wish I'd known about the rally I would have been there.
Planned Parenthood will not be a healthy addition to our community
Strange

Brookfield, MA

#6 Jan 29, 2010
In Support of PP wrote:
I support their right to come to Fitchburg.
What makes these protesters think they are above all others and that only their views matter?
I am ashamed that City Hall would allow alcohol to be sold in the city and sell cigarettes freely in city and allow gambling tickets and allow the sale of pornography and allow naked dancers. Why are you not protesting those? Are they viewed as acceptable to you? Why do you think you have the right to prohibit a non-profit group that offers many valuable and wanted services simply because you disagree with one of those services? You are all hipocrites and if you think that is what your God wants from you than I pity you. Rosemary appeared to be extremely unprofessional speaking at the meeting and I am more than surprised that anybody is taking anything that old kook says seriously. She has already failed this city with her close-minded viewpoints based only on her own discrimination.
I ABSOLUTELY AGREE! Well said.
South Street Johnny

Hardwick, MA

#8 Jan 29, 2010
The City of Fitchburg and especially Downtown Main Street needs For Profit, Tax paying Business's not a non-profit highly controversial social service organization who derive 1/3 of their support from the Federal Government.
South Street Johnny

Hardwick, MA

#9 Jan 29, 2010
The City of Fitchburg is better served if the Federal government provided low interest loans to help small business get started than giving grant money to planned parenthood.
my eye

Leominster, MA

#10 Jan 29, 2010
JIm wrote:
I watched the movie Pregnancy Pact, and the Mayor, School Committee, and the residents there were absolutely clueless, and it was unbelieveable that a community with such a history of children have babies could continue to live in a cave.
It's scary to think that we still have communities like this.
It was a movie.
Fiction.
Dramatized.
Just Me

Worcester, MA

#11 Jan 29, 2010
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Our teenagers are having SEX. It does not matter if they come from a rich or poor home they are all doing it. It does not matter how much you educate them we still have a problem with teen mothers. Most of the fathers are around for a short time, then the responsibity is left to the girl and her parents. Give them the pill - condoms to protect themselves! This can happen to ANY family.
to Father Bruso

Haverhill, MA

#12 Jan 29, 2010
Why do you continue to support a religion that sexually molests children? Shouldn't you be holding your head in shame for being associated in a religion that knowingly covers up the molestation of children? How is it you are speaking to others as to what they should choose to do but yet you are employed by a religion that clearly has violated innocent children by molesting them?
Whatever

Windham, NH

#13 Jan 29, 2010
liz wrote:
Are these people nuts? This is a great thing for the teens of the burg. Does anyone remember Pro-Health downtown by the One Cottage Square? C'mon people! We don't need a bunch of pregnant teens in this already dirty and disgraceful city Fitchburg has become. Why can't we be known as a city that provides a respectable and professional place for young women (and men) to go to instead of a city where we just let them remain uneducated and pregnant?
... better yet, why don't we mandate that parents do their job or LOSE THEIR CHILDREN. WTF is this world coming to that so many children are just a paycheck to their parents ?!?! If PP comes, so be it - but NOT ON MAIN ST. They can be completely effective in another location.
Whatever

Windham, NH

#14 Jan 29, 2010
South Street Johnny wrote:
The City of Fitchburg and especially Downtown Main Street needs For Profit, Tax paying Business's not a non-profit highly controversial social service organization who derive 1/3 of their support from the Federal Government.
agreed
Nuts

Concord, MA

#15 Jan 29, 2010
Lunatics. Why have any family planning? Let's just let teenagers have as many babies as they want, and then we can support them all on welfare.

These people are clueless.
Lincolncovers the tab LOL

Belmont, MA

#16 Jan 29, 2010
LINCOLN STREET wrote:
just another empty storefront down town being filled by an other welfare agency bringing no real jobs or revenue into the city. what else is new
I bet you believe you are paying for this service also? Get a clue dude! You don't pay for all these services!
By the way, do you any ideas on new businesses downtown or are you just a regular "couch complainer?"
In Support of PP

Attleboro, MA

#17 Jan 29, 2010
I'm tired of the religious right closing their eyes to reality and trying to jam their ideals down the throat of everyone else. Don't go to PP if you don't believe in it, but give others the chance to get educated and have a choice about health care. Yes, also the choice to make a decision. From what I've heard, its still our right in this country.
SnoGirl

Rumford, RI

#18 Jan 29, 2010
In Support of PP wrote:
I support their right to come to Fitchburg.
What makes these protesters think they are above all others and that only their views matter?
I am ashamed that City Hall would allow alcohol to be sold in the city and sell cigarettes freely in city and allow gambling tickets and allow the sale of pornography and allow naked dancers. Why are you not protesting those? Are they viewed as acceptable to you? Why do you think you have the right to prohibit a non-profit group that offers many valuable and wanted services simply because you disagree with one of those services? You are all hipocrites and if you think that is what your God wants from you than I pity you. Rosemary appeared to be extremely unprofessional speaking at the meeting and I am more than surprised that anybody is taking anything that old kook says seriously. She has already failed this city with her close-minded viewpoints based only on her own discrimination.
I agree 100% as well! Women have the right to choose. F$%# all of you!
In Leominstah

Leominster, MA

#19 Jan 29, 2010
Planned Parenthood is not just about abortions and the claim that they teach teens that 'sex is fun' is completely false. Planned Parenthood offers information and education not only about options for birth control but gives pap smears, STD testing, and counseling for teens and young adults who may not be able to get it elsewhere. It is confidential and a safe place. When I was 16 or 17, I went to PP because I was embarrassed to go to our family doctor for Pap smears and birth control. I drove from Sterling to Worcester and walked by the protestors in the parking lot each time that were harrassing and yelling pro life propaganda at me. Believe in what you want but don't throw your beliefs at me. Wouldn't you rather have teens get the medical care, advice, and help they need and help them protect themselves against STD's and pregnancy than have them all knocked up and uncared for? Abstinence is not realistic in these times. Education and prevention is more practical. Snap out of the delusion that PP is this horrible baby killing organization. Not true. Who are these people to tell others what they can or can't do to their bodies? Have an opion, great. Keep it to yourselves.
get a clue

Lunenburg, MA

#20 Jan 29, 2010
How many times did the establishment mention that they aren't providing abortions? What the heck are these people protesting? Do they think if Planned parenthood doesn't move there that Teens won't be aware that abortion is a legal option? Hello Ob/Gyns explain options when encountering an unlpanned pregnancy and CVS sells birth control and condoms. Shouldn't you all be protesting those places as well? People choose to waste their time in the most fruitless ways.

I don't care which side of the fence you are on if you are protesting something then wouldn't it make sense to actively protest at a place that is doing the thing you are protesting? WTF are these people thinking.
fitchburg

Windham, NH

#21 Jan 29, 2010
Its a ridiculous concept that teens are not having sex....and those kids who are responsible will go to PP and I applaud them. We had Pro Health in
Fitchburg when I was a teenager...It was a great place to learn and to be treated with respect and dignity. Get a clue folks. Its not a bad thing for this city.
Ocean56

AOL

#22 Jan 29, 2010
good wrote:
i would rather give away a condom or a birth control device than pay for an unwanted kid by a teen for 18 years.
Ditto. Many women go to PP simply to get reliable contraception to PREVENT unwanted pregnancy, which of course reduces the occurrence of abortion. But some of the most militant anti-abortion psycho-freaks hate contraception as much as they hate abortion. If these nutjobs ever got their way, they'd outlaw all forms of contraception too.

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