Saturday, August 29, 2009

Go Away, Creeps

Dear Creepy Planned Parenthood Saturday Morning Protesters,

Quit it. You creep me out. Don't you have anything better to do with your time?

Seriously, Planned Parenthood may allow abortions, but it also gives all women access to reasonable gynecological care and birth control. It prevents way more abortions than it performs. And if women can't get access to birth control, they will get pregnant. Because people have sex, and no matter how many 10 foot tall signs of dead fetuses you hold up (4 this morning), people are going to have sex. And no matter how many signs of dead fetuses you hold up, people are going to have abortions. It's just a matter of how emotionally scarred they are by the process. The only thing you're going to prevent is normal people (like me) who just want reasonable women's health care, but don't want to walk through your gauntlet.

Instead of supporting the underlying causes of Planned Parenthood and giving women another option, you would prefer that women are prevented from receiving any care. You would rather scar women than treat them.

According to Planned Parenthood's website: "82 percent of our clients receive services to prevent unintended pregnancy." That's 4 out of 5 women that are walking through the doors of Planned Parenthood. They're trying to prevent getting pregnant, and you're trying to shame them and deter them from walking through the door. Let's be honest, you're probably causing more abortions by stopping these women from getting birth control. Because they may not be willing to risk your ire for some pills, but they sure as hell aren't going to turn back when they're in a critical situation, pregnant with a baby they can't bear.

So quit it.

And if you agree with me, donate some money to your local Planned Parenthood. Maybe you could pledge-a-picketer, so that every time someone is standing out there waiting to harass someone who probably just wants birth control, you'll know that they're supporting Planned Parenthood.


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