Friday Feedback: Planned Parenthood Not Evil Genocidal Racists

istock_000001483014xsmall.jpgFridays the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by MyLeftMind commenting on “Black Community’s Division on Abortion Ad Campaign” by Rev. Irene Monroe.

Here’s MyLeftMind’s comment:

Excellent article Rev Monroe.

The distortions about Planned Parenthood are meant to paint them as evil genocidal racists. Nothing could be further from the truth. The dedicated people at Planned Parenthood provide our schools with curriculum and materials to teach youth how to prevent pregnancy and disease transmission, they provide low cost and free women’s health exams including cancer screening, and they provide access to birth control and counseling.

They’re trying to help women, not prey on them. But it’s easier for anti-choice organizations to villainize those who help than admit that they’re really against allowing women control over their own bodies. Even the terminology “abortions performed on African-American women” implies that women are not making their own decisions about their reproductive health.

I wish anti-choice organizations would put as much time and energy into finding better ways to prevent pregnancy than they do trying to force women to bear unplanned and unwanted pregnancies.

Published by the LA Progressive on March 6, 2010
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