Planned Parenthood to open office - Sentinel & Enterprise

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The Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts will open an office on Main Street in Fitchburg this spring, with the goal of reducing the area's high teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease rates, according to the agency's chief executive officer, Dianne Luby.
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Fitchburg, MA

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Jan 21, 2010
 
So..........they "want to be in a location that's easily accessible along major transportation routes". Would someone please tell the directors that would be Leominster, not Fitchburg.
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Gardner, MA

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Jan 21, 2010
 
Just what the City of Fitchburg needs on it's decrepit Main Street, another office. Might as well add a few more banks, lawyers offices,perhaps another church or newspaper office? Oh, wait a minute,better yet another bar would fit right in.
What a complete debacle.....
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Simsbury, CT

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Jan 21, 2010
 
yea that will help improve the property value of downtown, maybe TGI Friday's or Borders Books will open right next door, oooh I heard Christmas Tree shops was looking for a place in our area.
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Jan 21, 2010
 
nah, let's keep those store fronts empty. God forbid, office workers and clients on main street. Good lord they may get hungry and want a sandwich or a coffee.
Heck no, we don't want a customer base for those existing businesses...
And let's all give a big cheer for Fitchburg doubling the state average for teenage pregnancies! Hip Hip Hooray-more social services needed! Yeah!
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Clinton, MA

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#5
Jan 21, 2010
 
For those that didn't do there re-search Fichburg did and does provide Family planning services.Through Montachusett opportunity council.They provide quality care to there clients.Also providing walk-in clinics for teens and men.
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Leominster, MA

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Jan 21, 2010
 

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Planned Parenthood - interesting name for an organization that spends most of its time ending pregnancies.
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Leominster, MA

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At least the prostitutes will have a convenient location near their work to get abortions.
Aslan

Leominster, MA

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#9
Jan 21, 2010
 
PP has a history of targeting minorities, welcome to downtown Fitchburg. They are not needed on Main St. Pro Health already provides many of the same services. CareNet is a great option for women struggling with pregancy decisions. Many lives are changed for the better after visiting CareNet.
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Sterling, MA

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For everyone's information the LAW states that teens (over age 14) can receive Birth control without parental permission already. Pro-Health already offers these services. Teens can also ask their primary care providers for BC without parental permission already too.

Would everyone prefer to see more teen/unwanted pregnancies??? Maybe Planned Parenthood can help prevent this problem. The counselors can also be a good resource for those who need help finding other resources such as treatment for addiction.
Maybe it will be a good thing! Maybe the city will benefit from it.

By the way, the decision of Roe vs. Wade was handed down 36 years ago. Move on already!
Kevin from Fitchburg

Concord, MA

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Jan 21, 2010
 
There has to be a strict policy and contract with the city that there will be no abortions performed in this facility ever!

Wow, I think this is a risky venture for the city to allow a license to operate on Main st.

I like the idea of an educational facility for teenage girls and young adults.

I would have extremely strong objections along with most likely moving out of town if they offered abortions! This would completely ruin Fitchburg!

Main st is the focus of a city. The Mayor and others on the license board must be involved with the creation,size and colors of the sign for this business!

We need to bring accounting firms into Fitchburg as well as arcitectual firms. We need a highly visible professional atmosphere on main st.

I have no political position on abortion. I would never suggest it to anyone and I would always try and talk people out of it but I feel the decision belongs to the parents.

It seems like they will be offering counseling which is great. I hope there will be no protest on Main st.

I think Fitchburg offers a highly affordable office space for professionals and the arcitecual feeling to the other is attractive.
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Jan 21, 2010
 
Please wrote:
Planned Parenthood - interesting name for an organization that spends most of its time ending pregnancies.
unplanned parenthood? shouldn't that be taken by all the religions wanting to ignore basic human sexuality and education?
Holier and more pregnant than though.
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Gardner, MA

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#13
Jan 21, 2010
 
how about good old fashioned morals ? Guess those went out the door a long time ago. Maybe the parents should start being parents again and educate and actually talk to there children. It worked for me...
Marie P

Rockport, MA

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Jan 21, 2010
 
AMEN!!!!!
I wish planned parenthood would go away...They are baby killers, whether they want to say it or not..OOO, I know, get with the times Marie..Sorry...Abortion is wrong, plain and simple...But I'm not going to argue with people about it cuz some just don't get it..
Anyhow..What I want to know is why Mayor Wong didn't even know that a facility like this was going to open in her own city?? Does she know anything that goes on??
hmmm wrote:
how about good old fashioned morals ? Guess those went out the door a long time ago. Maybe the parents should start being parents again and educate and actually talk to there children. It worked for me...
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#15
Jan 21, 2010
 
Marie P wrote:
AMEN!!!!!
I wish planned parenthood would go away...They are baby killers, whether they want to say it or not..OOO, I know, get with the times Marie..Sorry...Abortion is wrong, plain and simple...But I'm not going to argue with people about it cuz some just don't get it..
Anyhow..What I want to know is why Mayor Wong didn't even know that a facility like this was going to open in her own city?? Does she know anything that goes on??
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I agree Marie P.......morals, what are those?
I don't agree with abortions, BUT, I also don't want my tax dollars supporting more babies and their baby making machine mothers. I guess it is a no win situation.......you abort, you kill.....you let live, you and I pay for it.
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Sterling, MA

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#16
Jan 21, 2010
 
And city officials wonder why this city is the way it is. Think about it....An offer is made to develope the corner of Main and North for a possible future CVS a while back and it was dragged over the coals, now Planned Parenthood comes in and says we want to set up shop without abortions and it is the best news in the world!!!! WAKE UP....They will get their foot in the door and I promise you the protestors will be outside their doors sometime down the road when the abortions start. And yet another black mark for the city. The city environment shapes the way some people live their lives.
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Cambridge, MA

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Jan 21, 2010
 
Now let's see, would some informed person tell me what the new total of "social service" organizations this will make in the city? It must be at least 40. Does anyone actually have a list? We really need another don't we.
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Brookline, MA

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Jan 21, 2010
 
Any chance we can get them to make a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT)?
Social Services

Milton, MA

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Jan 21, 2010
 
We are already the mecca of social services for Central Mass. It leads to an interesting question, at least in my mind. How are all of these services actually helping?

Pro-Health has been here for years. Sex education is readily available, as is birth control. It does nothing to alter the behavior of our teens, because they know that the "safety net" of other services is out there to provide for them. Many of them are from 2nd and 3rd generations of single women who had children from multiple fathers, and we make it easy for them to continue along that path.

Planned Parenthood locating here will make no difference, and will just serve to reinforce Fitchburg's reputation as a centralized social service location for the region.
Free to Choose

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Jan 21, 2010
 
Planned Parenthood saved my mother's life! Support access to women's healthcare!
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Fort Huachuca, AZ

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Jan 21, 2010
 
Free to Choose wrote:
Planned Parenthood saved my mother's life! Support access to women's healthcare!
Woman's healthcare......YES.
Access to terminate a life because someone wanted to open their legs for whomever........NO.

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