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Nebraska Planned Parenthood Clinics To Offer Adoption

Nebraska Planned Parenthood Clinics To Offer Adoption

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will now be offering adoption services in-house in clinics in Nebraska, thanks to a partnership with the Avalon Center. Not surprisingly, the anti-choice community hates the idea.

Planned Parenthood has always counseled women on adoption as one of the choices available to clients, but in the past Planned Parenthood would have to refer clients to an outside organization to discuss and facilitate the adoption. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which serves Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, has partnered with the Avalon Center to provide adoption services in Iowa since 2004.

Now the organization can help clients finish the entire process, completely rounding out the full-range of services offered to women.

But Julie Schmit-Albin, executive director of Nebraska Right to Life, said it seems “incongruous” that Planned Parenthood would be offering adoption counseling in the same locations where it provides abortions.

The only way that fact is “incongruous” is if it fails to acknowledge that abortion is a legal medical procedure that is part of the panoply of care available to women. The anti-choice community refuses to celebrate this expansion of services which illustrates how little their fight has to do with “saving” women or “empowering” them to make informed decisions and how much it has to do with punishing them.

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1:53PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Care2 seems to twist just about anything the prolife community says into something evil and divisive. I would hardly say that stating offering both abortion and adoption services in the same place sounds "incongruous" is an indication of not accepting the change.

2:59PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

As long as adoption is an option. I hate abortion considering it was lorded over me as a threat as a child. "To think I almost aborted you, aren't you happy we didn't have the money?" Things a mother should never say to a child...

12:51PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

This is great. :) A lot of women go to Planned Parenthood for prenatal care, so it would make it much easier for them to also do adoptions through there if that's what they want to do.

12:27PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

Violet R S.
“we arent all out to punish, we simply dont believe you should offer the abortion.”

You can believe what you want, just don’t push that personal belief upon the rest of us.

Ted V
“(Abortion is NOT Contraception, PP… Otherwise I can support you.)”

Gee, like we women never knew that. (sarcastic tone intended). And quite frankly I don’t understand how there are those who have such a ‘dim’ view of women as to think women are using abortion for contraception. That’s like saying ppl hit their thumbs with hammers to alleviate headaches.

11:53AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

It's about time. If it weren't for the choice of adoption, neither I, nor my four children, would be here.

8:44AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

The right wing hates Planned Parenthood (and pretty much the rights of women overall) and nothing PP does will satisfy them.

6:16AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

Thanks be to God! It's about time.
Paul P, where do tou fit in this for the born child? Do you support making sure every born child has enough to eat, clothes to wear, a place to live, a good education, adequate health care, a good job for the parent that pays enough for that parent to stay home and care for the born child? For that matter, do you support prenatal care for mother and unborn child? Think, man; that's why God gave you that brain!
Are you aware that the US Constitution MANDates– comMANDs– promoting the general welfare?
Are you aware that the LORD God in Jesus deMANDs that you love your neighbor as yourself? Yes, the Lord requires individual responsibility, but he requires individual responsibility for the general welfare. Who IS your neighbor? Who ISN'T your neighbor?
Get to know Jesus better; he's the God of Love, not of stinginess, fear, anger, and hatred.
By the way, the best way to prevent abortion is to prevent unwanted pregnancies, and the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies is contraception.
(Abortion is NOT Contraception, PP… Otherwise I can support you.)

4:41AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

"The anti-choice community refuses to celebrate this expansion of services which illustrates how little their fight has to do with “saving” women or “empowering” them to make informed decisions and how much it has to do with punishing them.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/nebraska-planned-parenthood-clinics-to-offer-adoption.html#ixzz226aN4P6J
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Not news, to me.

3:29AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

we arent all out to punish, we simply dont believe you should offer the abortion.

9:37PM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

In a world of black and white, everyone and every organization must be either entirely good or entirely evil.

If a supposedly evil organization does something good, there are three obvious interpretations.

1. It is still evil and the single good act is an insincere ploy.

2. The organization is actually good and its critics are evil.

3. The black and white view of this world is false and is a product of manipulation by preachers or of an immature thought process.

The funny-mentalists must scream the first because their self-image could not survive either of the alternatives.

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