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View Diary: Planned Parenthood and NARAL's job just got a little harder (334 comments)

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  •  Volunteer at your local Planned Parenthood (2+ / 0-)
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    wiscmass, get the red out

    The Right always seems to get busy when we have a Pro-choice President in the WH.  I worked at Planned Parenthood for 5 years in the early 90's when Anti-abortion groups became more violent and nasty.  Everything from preventing women entering our clinic to harassing clinicians to and from work was a daily job.  Bomb threats and letters filled with white powder.  Endless door blocking and faxes threatening us with death. THen the Brookline shooting where John Salvi murdered two young receptionists in cold blood in Massachuesetts.  The Planned Parenthood federation went out of its way to make staff and our patients feel safe again and raised money to up grade security rather than take it out of money for actual care.  Not one staff person quit and patients continued to come to our clinics.

    If the right wing zealots think that murdering and harassing staff decreases our commitment to keeping Choice alive, then they are quite mistaken.  The number of volunteers to do clinic defense increased because of these incidents.  As to diarist comments that pro-choice organizations just got harder, it has always been hard to work in a climate created by these hate filled people warped by so called "pro-life" agenda.  There is nothing pro-life about murder and intimidation.  As to religion, these people use religion to hide their use of terror and murderous intentions to get rid of choice  

    In memory of yet another doctor who continued to do the work he did for patients, donate sometime at a Planned Parenthood or women's clinic .  These are usually the only places  that still give women safe and free care where there is no other place to go.

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