Thursday, October 22, 2009

Spreading the Word

Special thanks to Suzanne Reisman for blogging about Emily X!

22 comments:

Bob said...

thank you for your courage & commitment to women's healthcare in the face of continuing adversity. Your work is extremely valuable and necessary for quality care for all women. We should all respect each other's individual choices and beliefs and allow our differences.

Elaine said...

I was sexually abused and tortured in my home every day of my childhood and youth. The protesters might show pictures of fetuses that have been aborted, but we all should start showing them posters of pregnant, shattered little girls and women who have been raped.

Pamela said...

In Regard to "they try to hurt our feelings", Eleanor Roosevelt said, "No one can hurt your feelings without your permission." Maybe that should be posted somewhere prominent in all Planned Parenthood offices. Why should what people say who have no respect for fellow humans hurt our feelings? If we don't care what they say, our feelings won't be hurt. We know who we are. And we can be proud of who we are!

tightrope_girl said...

Thank you so much for this blog and the money it's raising for Planned parenthood. I am a student at Cal State San Marcos and the protesters have been steadily gathering outside of our health center, even though it does not perform abortions. I suppose since it provides family planning and they consider all female college students to be strumpets who only use abortion as birth control, these people feel that this is an appropriate place to protest. What angers me the most is that these people purport to "save" children while they park their own kids unattended on busy street corners in the hot sun. If they're so concerned about everyone else's uteruses, why don't they take care of their own children?

mac said...

Love the concept of pledging for protestors. I can't imagine having to work everyday with that going on. Talk about a stressful job.

Rochelle said...

I just wanted to thank you guys for all you do! I am currently a nursing student and I hope to one day be part of the staff at planned parenthood and help you make a difference. Thanks for telling some of your stories!

julies whimsies on a rose said...

How do I get involved with escorting patients? I am a strong woman, and these women are vulnerable. I want to help. I have no money to donate....but I would like to become an active volunteer.

Frank R Scott said...

1)I am sure these days that it is hard to pesevere in the face of Attacks by Extreme Pro Lifers.
2) Look at it this way: If the Pro Life Extemists succeed in taking away a Womans right to Choose (and Roe v Wade was based on the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment) then what other Fundamental Human Rights do they want to take away? Universal Health Care? The right to a good job? The right to Affordable Housing?
3) As far as the Extreme Pro Lifers
so called Moral Stance: I will quote you the Words of Jesus: when they were going to stone the woman at the well he said: "Let Him Who is Without Sin Cast the First Stone."

Norma Harrison said...

We are constantly totally grateful for your work.
Norma
normaha@pacbell.net

R said...

Stay strong! Many of us truly appreciate what you do!

msn,rn said...

How about we "bullhorn" their church services about wasting medicaid funding on viagara and not birth control? :)

Unwit said...

Thank you for your work and your voices.

Harrison said...

What you do is so important. Thank you for all your good work.

You inspired me to donate to my local PP. Please keep up the good work, be careful, and be safe.

Ruth said...

Planned Parenthood is a fullservice organization of many years of licensed medical assistance to women and sometimes men. who otherwise would not have access to any doctor. Regular prenatal medical exams and advice on good diet, a healthy lifestyle, skilled delivery. and post natal care for the new infant, assures a better chance for a healthy baby and mother. These services are free of charge to the poor. Birth control advice is essential for women, who are pathologiclly fertile, bearing more children in rapid succession than they can care for, or the family can feed and properly shelter. Abortions are rare, but essential in cases of incest, rape and to save the mother's life.

Rhea said...

Thank-you for doing what you do. Every day, you help. I a glad you and yours are there.
Is there a way to find out where people are protesting at?

Rhea said...

Thank-you all for doing what you do, every day. i cannot support you financially (unemployed), but I hold you in the light.
Is there a way of finding out where protesters are present and showing up to witness/support?

Ri.S.K. said...

Stay strong and keep fighting the good fight. May those ignorant, hateful people protesting PP someday learn to love instead of hate.

Sunny said...

Kudos to all Planned Parenthood staff and volunteers for protecting women's rights to health care. Maybe one day a woman won't need a bodyguard to be able to take care of her health.

Sunny
Chicago, IL

Amolibri said...

Frank, let's call them what they are: Anti-abortion extremists. Pro-life is a MUCH broader and more inclusive term. It is lost on most of these folks.
At our local PP recently, an elderly man walked up & down carrying a big sign: "Self-control" not "Birth Control" ;~)
I like to ask them why they are not demonstrating for alternatives if they are so "anti". They usually just shout me down.

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for all the work you do. If you guys have any volunteer openings in a PP on Long Island, I'm available two days a week.

Jim said...

Thank you for doing all that you do. And my representative, Barbara Lee, knows from me how important a woman's right to choose is, and how affordable choice is also very important.

Jim

Norma Harrison said...

People have so been taught to hate themselves! A part of themselves is liking sexual gratification.
All the limits put on that , all the uglification of it for endless reasons HAVE to be rejected by everyone in order for us to like ourselves, love ourselves.
...which is the only way we'll be able to gather, unify to work to create the justice we need, want and deserve.
No restrictions regarding copulation, or self stimulation - any of it. ...just care, just no procreation unless chosen.
Sexual gratification for people is separate from reprodution. That's part of what makes us people.
Of course, any abuse in the sexual act is not acceptable - goes to perversion which comes from brutal upbringings. Kind child rearing eliminates desire for brutality in sexual contact.