A personal story

Posted Thursday, Feb. 07, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Here is a version of the other side of the Planned Parenthood controversy:

A working mother without health insurance has been living with her bright and beautiful daughter who works in retail and attends Tarrant County College. Recently, her employer promoted her to manager.

She was offered health insurance at the time, but at a rate impossible for her to afford.

Via Planned Parenthood, she has not only been protected against unintended pregnancy. She was given comprehensive blood tests (anemia was discovered) and diagnosis of a serious pelvic infection, of which she had been unaware. The efforts of Planned Parenthood's staff cured her of that infection.

The costs were difficult to manage, but considerably more reasonable than today's health insurance premiums.

We must all be aware that very few facilities of Planned Parenthood offer abortions. Their primary service to the women of this country is basic healthcare, which remains unaffordable to most of the working poor.

-- Peggy Meade-Cohen,

Fort Worth

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