Planned Parenthood

Koman Ditches Planned Parenthood, Abandons Poor Women


Note: Koman has apologized and taken back their recent threat. But the fight is not over, and I have a follow up piece brewing. Until then, enjoy!

For those of you that do not know me, I think Planned Parenthood is awesome. But a lot of people out there do not share that opinion. They think that since a tiny portion of what Planned Parenthood does is related to helping women that need legal abortions, that PP should be burned to the ground and the fire victims left unmourned. I think those assholes should go to whatever hell they believe in, and let the rest of us live our lives as we see fit.

Recently, these wicked forces have been pressuring the Susan G. Koman for the Cure FoundationNPR breaks some of it down here. The Washington Post has some news here. Now, many have valid issues with the Koman Foundation, and  we are not going to debate those here and now. But overall, what they are doing is a Good Thing (TM). Until now. Now they are leaving poor and rural and black and brown women to fend for themselves else they face the PR Monster of the Forced Birth advocates. (No, I will not call them "pro life" because they only care about control of the uterus, not promoting life.)

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Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette Regional Service Health Center Grand Opening Celebration Reaction and Report

“There is no human circumstance more tragic than the persisting existence of a harmful condition for which a remedy is readily available. Family planning... is possible, practical and necessary...Sanger launched a movement which is obeying a higher law to preserve human life under humane conditions. Margaret Sanger had to commit what was then called a crime in order to enrich humanity, and today we honor her courage and vision; for without them there would have been no beginning”

- Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. PPFA Margaret Sanger Award acceptance speech delivered on his behalf by his wife, Coretta Scott King: “Family Planning- A special and urgent concern”. 

I was honored today to be able to attend the grand opening celebration of the newest, state of the art, Planned Parenthood facility.  I was treated to a comprehensive tour, enjoyed great food and musical entertainment, and was able to meet some of the people who inspire me the most. Today’s event was so joyous and inspiring that even the most rowdy bunch of pro-life protesters could not spoil the fun.

The celebration marks the grand opening of the new Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette Regional Health Service Center, located off of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, in one of Portland, Oregon’s most diverse and culturally rich neighborhoods. The opening is a culmination of years of hard work including community outreach, grassroots fund raising, and construction of a building that will offer reproductive health care and many other services to women and young people who otherwise would not be able to readily obtain such services. The opening and the location reaffirm Planned Parenthood’s continued goal to reach communities previously neglected by safety-net health providers, specifically in regards to reproductive health services.

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