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Friday, January 23, 2009
Happy Anniversary Roe v. Wade, Happy New President, Happy New Sec. of State, Happy, Happy, Happy
Technically, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade was yesterday, but I am one busy blogger these days and couldn't quite make it on the actual day. Since this is a week of celebrations and remembrance, I thought we should add reproductive freedom to the list of things to celebrate and to fight for.
Here's President Obama's statement on Roe v. Wade and reproductive education and CHOICE. Yay Mr. New President!
As a former employee of Planned Parenthood, I can only begin to sympathize with the St. Paul staff of PP today. Yesterday, a person drove his car into the front of the Planned Parenthood building. Luckily, no one was hurt, and they resumed servicing their clients (there for a multitude of reasons) shortly after the incident.
This is the only Planned Parenthood in Minnesota that performs abortions. When I worked for PP out West there was a week's worth of safety training, and rigid security practices that I won't delve into here. At first I thought they were just amping up the histrionics to make sure we're all safe, but no. There are actually people who believe that being Pro-Life means it's ok to kill staff and clientsto literally drive their message home.