Welcome diversity, and Planned Parenthood

Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009

Misinformation and lack of information often lead to anger and frustration, and serve to drive a wedge between otherwise peaceful people. A case in point is the current furor over the newly established Planned Parenthood facility.

Some people choose to label this facility an "abortion clinic," while actually it is a not-for-profit 501(c) agency providing high quality and affordable reproductive health care for people of every age. It also offers a variety of services that includes breast and pelvic exams, cancer-screening Pap smears, high-blood pressure screening, diabetes screening, testing for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy testing, hormone-replacement therapy, family planning education and appropriate medical and social service referrals.

Many patients who use this facility have no other health care options.

Juneau is known for being open to diversity. Welcome the newcomer.

Mildred Boesser


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