Planned Parenthood does good work

Letter to the editor

Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The announcement of the new Planned Parenthood office in Juneau was wonderful news. Contrary to Alaskans for Life representative Sid Heidersdorf's comment, Planned Parenthood does tremendous good. Women and men in communities with Planned Parenthood offices receive affordable, accessible, professional, supportive, objective and complete reproductive services.

Too many communities have no services or merely a "crisis pregnancy center" that promotes biased religious beliefs about female sexuality and offers only unprofessional, token services. Mr. Heidersdorf and his group would do more good themselves if they remembered that, in America, as their religious beliefs are tolerated, so too must they tolerate the different religious beliefs of others.

Barbara McDaniel


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