Closing Clinics


Like the rest of you readers, I pay attention to current events.  And Wendy Davis in Texas, the R’s in Ohio, North Carolina, North Dakota, Wisconsin and several other states on the ginned up issue of abortion.

Why do I say “ginned up?”  Because these clinics that are being forced to close provide a heck of a lot of women’s health services besides providing abortions.

Cervical cancer screening, mammograms, birth-control pills (so pregnancies will not happen) and general counseling are some of the other services provided by Planned Parenthood.  From Who We Are

We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.

I do not know what the Republican legislators who are behind this hope to accomplish.  I suspect the backlash will be tremendous.

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