Letters to the Editor

Letter: Planned Parenthood not all about abortions

Imagine a world of tens of millions of mothers of child-bearing age. These women already have all the children they can adequately feed. These women wish to feed all their children. Furthermore, they find themselves pregnant. The child will come along and deprive the others of adequate food. All will share the meager food. All will go to bed hungry several days each week. Most will be miserable; the mother will be distressed, worried. Her younger children are vulnerable to malnutrition and starvation

Next, imagine a world where 15 million children die every year from these exact circumstances. This is our current world. The twisted thinking of an intentionally misleading video is worse than forcing children to suffer and starve. Same result.

Let's reference the distinguished New England Journal of Medicine: "The contraceptive services that Planned Parenthood delivers may be the single greatest effort to prevent unwanted pregnancies that result in abortions." The Journal points out that 95 percent of Planned Parenthood services involve contraception and sexually transmitted diseases. Do those who want to defund Planned Parenthood really seek to promote sexually-transmitted diseases and abortion? For that will be the result.

Let's focus instead on feeding the children we already have. Let us not promote compounded misery.

Michael Garvey