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Clinics Fear Being Swamped If Planned Parenthood Loses Funding

There are 3 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 16, 2011, titled Clinics Fear Being Swamped If Planned Parenthood Loses Funding. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

More than 60,000 Connecticut women this year will visit the local clinics of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England for basic health care, breast and gynecological exams, birth control , abortions and treatment for sexually-transmitted diseases.

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Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#1 Mar 16, 2011
I greatly admire the work PP is doing and support them. Not however on the taxpayer dime

Nepean, Canada

#3 Mar 9, 2013
Planned parenthood is a needed program. Sex education is the only effective way to lower long term pregnancy rates among young adults. This is not an opinion, it's a scientific fact.

But as far as STD testing goes, there are lots of other options - there are over 10,000 testing labs in the USA - you can find them online at sites such as

Planned parenthood should be focused on education and counselling - speak with your vote!


#4 Mar 10, 2013
I went to Planned Parenthood quite often when I was 18+ and had just moved to a big city. I knew that if I chose to have sex at some point, I DIDN'T want to get pregnant, so I needed reliable contraception to PREVENT that unwanted outcome. They charged very LITTLE money for that contraception, and I was very grateful to get it. I would have had to pay MORE anywhere else.

The Planned Parenthood facility I went to was terrific. The medical staff were very knowledgable and helpful, they answered all my questions on preventing unwanted pregnancy and STD's, and finally set me up with the contraception that I felt would work best for me. Thanks to Planned Parenthood and its wonderful staff, I never got pregnant before the time when I WANTED to become a mother, which wasn't until my 30's. I never got a sexually transmitted disease either. I went OFF birth control when I decided I was ready for the responsibility.

Planned Parenthood is still very needed by women who otherwise could not afford health care services, which DON'T include abortion.

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