Planned Parenthood loses in Virginia

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Population Research Institute The amendment, cutting up to a half million dollars in funding from the abortion giant, passed by the narrowest of margins.
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Chester

Auburn Hills, MI

#1 Mar 10, 2008
Hipp Hipp Hurray planned parenthood bites the dust!!!! Unless your chester the child molestor than its a sad day.

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#2 Mar 11, 2008
glad p.p lost!

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#3 Mar 11, 2008
I guess having more STD's and a loss of low cost healthcare means nothing to PL's as well as more pregnancies. I think that PP doesn't need any funding for abortions since those are pretty much paid for by the woman having an abortion. The funding they get from state I'm sure helps with BC and women's preventative healthcare more than anything else. I don't see any reason to cheer for that. Glad I'm not in VA.

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#4 Mar 11, 2008
Chester wrote:
Hipp Hipp Hurray planned parenthood bites the dust!!!! Unless your chester the child molestor than its a sad day.


Or a woman/man who can't afford Birth control or can't afford to go to the doctor for yearly exams. Yeah...let's all clap our hands.

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#5 Mar 11, 2008
We need to get rid of all planned parenthood clinics.

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#6 Mar 11, 2008
knit and pray wrote:
We need to get rid of all planned parenthood clinics.
Right, because you don't believe in Birth Control.

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#7 Mar 11, 2008
cat__ wrote:
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Right, because you don't believe in Birth Control.
Cat,The clinic that I worked at last summer had low cost,no cost,exams and BC and they did not do abortions,they did counseling and breast exams,taught sex ed. So you see there is no reason for PP. You can get these things done at clinics. More and more PP's are closing,abortionists are walking away,health care employees are quitting in these PP clinics. They know its wrong.

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StL

#8 Mar 11, 2008
Life is Precious wrote:
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Cat,The clinic that I worked at last summer had low cost,no cost,exams and BC and they did not do abortions,they did counseling and breast exams,taught sex ed. So you see there is no reason for PP. You can get these things done at clinics. More and more PP's are closing,abortionists are walking away,health care employees are quitting in these PP clinics. They know its wrong.
PPs are doing fine because in many areas, my city for example, they are the ONLY place a woman can get low cost birth control, a pap smear, and a mammogram if she has no insurance.

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#9 Mar 11, 2008
knit and pray wrote:
We need to get rid of all planned parenthood clinics.
We need to get rid of unplanned pregnancy, that's what we need. Healthcare, education, and support for the ALREADY BORN humans would be a good start.

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#10 Mar 11, 2008
Ami STL wrote:
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PPs are doing fine because in many areas, my city for example, they are the ONLY place a woman can get low cost birth control, a pap smear, and a mammogram if she has no insurance.
Do they do abortions? If they do not, then I have no problem with them staying open. Not all PP"S do abortions,matter of fact more and more are not doing them. We have a few in our state and not many do abortions. But also clinics will do the same services and some are free.
Chester

Auburn Hills, MI

#11 Mar 11, 2008
Their is lots LOTS more STD's and unplanned pregnancies since PP came on the scene. Now that we can pop a pill or have the baby diced up in the womb the sexual revolution started thus STD case went through the roof. Now our cultrure basicaly promtes go ahead and play.
cat__ wrote:
I guess having more STD's and a loss of low cost healthcare means nothing to PL's as well as more pregnancies. I think that PP doesn't need any funding for abortions since those are pretty much paid for by the woman having an abortion. The funding they get from state I'm sure helps with BC and women's preventative healthcare more than anything else. I don't see any reason to cheer for that. Glad I'm not in VA.
Meg

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Mar 11, 2008
Planned Parenthood clinics provide valuable services to all people, and are not just a center to condone sex or infinitely support and deal out abortions as some may think. Screening for STDs, readily available birth control, pregnancy and family counseling, and sex education is also provided. They are widely used by many young people for matters of good, not solely harbouring promiscuity. They are there to provide help to those who are in need in areas such as birth control. Some people do not have such resources and education available anywhere else. You can't stop people from having sex, and unwanted or unplanned pregnancy and STDs will always continue to be an issue. But if such matters are addressed and people are EDUCATED such as through centers like these, such issues may not be as prominent.
Abortions are a subject that should be left to the individual considering one, whether or not you may think it is right. Do I find it moral and ethical to use an abortion as a regular form of birth control when you are lazy or don't use protection? Of course not. But there are instances in which sometimes abortion may be the only way. Should victims of rape be forced to carry a child that was violently and unwillingly forced upon them? Forcing a victim to be reminded of such an act by carrying the child of someone that has caused them such harm is a horrible thing to do. In some cases, a pregnancy can be detrimental to the life of the mother. As a husband, would you rather lose a child, or the child AND a wife? Its a harsh reality, but a reality nonetheless. In some cases, such procedures may be necessary.
Meg

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Mar 11, 2008
As for cheering about the fact that Planned Parenthood centers are closing, my concern is with the youth. How easy is it for a sexually active young person to talk to their parents about such a personal matter? These centers give such young people a place to go and be cared for and educated, with employees that are there in the best interest of the person in attendance. Closing down centers like these does not stop or cover the problems that people face every day- like unplanned pregnancy or STDs. It instead runs from the problem and takes away such services from the public. How is taking away birth control and sexual health services and education from the public going to solve any problems? It will only add to the fact that these people, especially young people, will have nowhere to go in a time of need in such matters. Try telling a teenager, maybe your own, that they cannot have sex. You would realize that your ability to control that matter would be a joke. Taking away services that would provide birth control and health services to young people harms those that may indeed b concerned for their sexual health but perhaps too embarassed or incapable of talking to their own family or family physician about such a matter.
At a stage in their lives when hormones tend to control it seems nearly everything, a good number of young people become sexually active. They are biologically driven to reproduce, regardless of whether it is societally accepted at their age. Taking away birth control and sexual education and health services, like those provided and Planned Parenthood centers, won't significantly diminish the drive to reproduce. The lack of protection or services may scare a few into abstinence. But for the most part it'll only leave more room for problems such as unplanned pregnancy and STDs.
In a confusing and chaotic time in their life, I'm sure any truly caring parent would much rather know that such services were publicly available to their teen. Regardless of whether the parent knows or wants to think about their child being sexually active, it happens much more often than you think. Did your parents know everything that you did? I'm fairly sure your sex life isn't public knowledge, especially at a younger age. Being in support of such services isn't condoning promiscuity, but it is providing for the protection of youth. You can't completely stop sexual activity in every teen, or anyone for that matter, but you can readily and easily provide for their health and education through the services provided by institutions such as Planned Parenthood. By taking these away, you are taking away from the protection on the scales of both the public and individuals.

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#14 Mar 11, 2008
Life is Precious wrote:
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Do they do abortions? If they do not, then I have no problem with them staying open. Not all PP"S do abortions,matter of fact more and more are not doing them. We have a few in our state and not many do abortions. But also clinics will do the same services and some are free.
Ok, assuming they don't perform abortions, do you have a problem with them receiving state funding?

I have a friend who needed an endoscopy done -- this has NOTHING to do with abortion. She had no insurance. Her gynecologist wanted $3000 to do the procedure -- money she simply didn't have. She went to PP who did the exact same procedure for $130.
Chester the molestor

Auburn Hills, MI

#15 Mar 11, 2008
HEY WE GOT A PP clincic in every town but ONE IN FOUR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS has an STD get it. Funding PP is not working. PP TV and our culture promotes sex without consequences. 40 years ago when PP was formed, their was not that many STDS. In teh 1960s PPs started mainly promoting birth control. Thus the sexual revolutiong STDs cases went through the roof.
Chester the molestor

Auburn Hills, MI

#16 Mar 11, 2008

“CRITICAL THINKING -- try it.”

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#17 Mar 11, 2008
Chester the molestor wrote:
HEY WE GOT A PP clincic in every town but ONE IN FOUR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS has an STD get it. Funding PP is not working. PP TV and our culture promotes sex without consequences. 40 years ago when PP was formed, their was not that many STDS. In teh 1960s PPs started mainly promoting birth control. Thus the sexual revolutiong STDs cases went through the roof.
And you expect to be taken seriously with your screen name?

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#18 Mar 11, 2008
Ami STL wrote:
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We need to get rid of unplanned pregnancy, that's what we need. Healthcare, education, and support for the ALREADY BORN humans would be a good start.
Precisely!
JayDubya

Hurst, TX

#19 Mar 11, 2008
They shouldn't get dime one of tax money. It's positively monstrous that they do.
Rose

Chicago, IL

#20 Mar 11, 2008
Chester the molestor wrote:
HEY WE GOT A PP clincic in every town but ONE IN FOUR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS has an STD get it. Funding PP is not working. PP TV and our culture promotes sex without consequences. 40 years ago when PP was formed, their was not that many STDS. In teh 1960s PPs started mainly promoting birth control. Thus the sexual revolutiong STDs cases went through the roof.
There was less preventative care due to cost, so less REPORTED STD's. There are STD's without symptoms, they just were not reported.

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