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Message Timothy F. Newkirk
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Hurray for Rep. Speier, I worked on her campaign years ago. She probably doesn't remember me, but I know what a stalwart she is for women's rights! I am proud to have made the acquaintance of such a great American. . . Her statement on the floor of the House of Representatives this week was a tremendous uplift and bright light to women everywhere.

When I was very young and foolishly straight, I impregnated a beautiful young woman. We were smart and from privileged backgrounds.  This was such an easy time for us, hah.  During our high school relationship, we went to Planned Parenthood as savvy teenagers (encourage all to do) to discuss the options of a sexual relationship, previous. They provided a wonderfully informative program that laid out real options, way beyond the rote sex ed stuff of our 'liberal' schooling  (unfortunately, most kids today don't even get that, because of the influence of fundamentalist kooks invading our school boards).

An accident occurred. . .Planned Parenthood in their goodness and expertise, saved our lives.  They provided a safe, secure and loving environment for a legal abortion.  I have no regrets and the lovely young woman of this story went on the have a fine 'planned' family.

To this day, Planned Parenthood provides important family planning education and services, esp to the underprivileged and under-served.  These are those who need it most.

Don't let Congress cut off funding for this essential service!  The right wing in control of government now does not understand the informed gift of science available for reproductive health.  They are confused by religious fanaticism and political opportunism.

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http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

 

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A native of California, Timothy F. Newkirk is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. Among many other endeavors, he has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor and is a longtime political activist. He continues to advocate for (more...)
 
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