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Pro-choice, pro-acceptance

Pro-choice, pro-acceptance

We moved to Nevada County a year and a half ago. It is a beautiful county. We feel we made the right decision in moving here from the Bay Area. I read in your paper that Planned Parenthood opened an office in downtown Grass Valley. As I understand, PP is renting space at the Unitarian Universalist Church and is not sponsored by the fellowship. I am pleased that Planned Parenthood has found a home in our community. We need this service.

Reproductive health is vital in our lives. Birth control information is a fundamental part of that. We need knowledge on how to protect ourselves from disease. It is well-known that countless young people do not stay celibate. Our youngsters need information about birth control and sexually transmitted disease. For many teens, it is not possible to approach one’s parents about this issue.

Planned Parenthood gives those who need it a safe and confidential place to talk to well-informed, trained people. This opportunity is critical for our community.

I am sad that there are those in our community that do not understand Planned Parenthood but continue to emit incorrect and misleading information. The truth about Planned Parenthood is out there. It has been printed in this newspaper time and again. Many single minded people want to plant inflammatory information.

Accurate information is a ticket to independence. I do not understand why there is an acceptance of those who continue to provide false information about Planned Parenthood. The pro-choice group simply wants the truth known, along with giving women the opportunity to choose what they feel is the right thing to do about their own bodies. The pro-choice movement wants acceptance of their beliefs and in turn accepts the beliefs of others.

E. Sammie Grib

Grass Valley

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