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Planned Parenthood doesn’t care

In her Dec. 11 letter (“Planned Parenthood’s priorities”), Judith Maibie “hits the nail on the head” by asking the organization what they are afraid of. The care Planned Parenthood claims they provide is only about itself. Nothing could be further from the truth that they care about the aftermaths women suffer from abortion in the realization that their own children were killed in their wombs.

In its “not-so-grand” opening of the new Spokane facility last June, one person with opposing viewpoints was escorted out of the building. Why was this so? Those who disagree with the organization’s philosophies have as much right to express their beliefs.

An article in the Giving Back supplement of Nov. 22 falsely states everyone in the community can receive the care they need in supporting Planned Parenthood. They obviously have no concern for those who oppose them in their mission.

Planned Parenthood is clearly no place for anyone to be employed with, volunteer, donate, or be a patient. Rather, I encourage participation with those who picket and pray outside the building on the sidewalk.

Patrick Kirlin


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