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Absolutely not; definitely not!

Regarding “Women’s rights on the ballot in Spokane,” from three Planned Parenthood advocates (Paul Dillon, Sarah Dixit and Lili Navarrete, Oct. 23), one question asked was, “Do you believe Planned Parenthood is health care or not?”

My simple answer is: Absolutely not! They misuse the word “reproductive,” which means to produce over again. In doing so, the opposite is done by preventing and destroying life. Thus, this organization could not possibly be a health care provider as harm becomes their provision.

From the words of former President Ronald Reagan, “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion had already been born.” The entire generation born after Roe v. Wade in 1973 and Washington state Referendum 20 in 1970 should be extremely grateful to their mothers for having given them life.

Should this trio be “let off the hook” easily with no response? This answer is definitely not! The pro-life opposition always needs to be told things they don’t want to hear, including reference to their pro-abortion label and reminders that former Planned Parenthood manager Abby Johnson now stands against their business.

Patrick Kirlin



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