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Planned Parenthood Saved Me

Planned Parenthood Saved Me


The people speak at Planned Parenthood Saved Me,   a tumblr URL so simple in its message that once you have taken a look, you will not forget why this organization is so important to its supporters.

The tumblr site was created just last week by Deanna Zandt, a highly regarded media technologist and strategist.  In its first week, 254 posts appeared, from  women detailing everything from their discovery of precancerous cells to condoms breaking with unplanned results and Planned Parenthood’s help thereafter; from breast cancer screenings and lumpectomies completed with the assistance of Planned Parenthood, to stories of the education of those with few or no options or health insurance.  There are also stories of abortions as an option, but interestingly, these do not dominate the messages, contrary to what opponents would have the public believe.

Up front, Zandt, the site’s creator, advises there is no affiliation with Planned Parenthood. It is a people’s site without editorial input.


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5:15AM PST on Feb 21, 2012

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family to pay a debt but she refused to become a prostitute to bring in more money. She was cut, burned with cigarettes, beaten to a pulp and many of her fingernails were ripped out. She was barely alive when police found her


2:49PM PST on Feb 12, 2012

@Kat H. "I am pro life. I cannot support any organization that kills children. I can't believe Komen is supporting them again. I'm sure they know that abortions cause breast cancer... numerous studies have proven it."

Kat, a fetus is not a child, it's a POTENTIAL child. An acorn is not an oak tree, it's a potential oak tree. No human beings are killed in abortions. Just as no oak furniture is destroyed by eating an acorn. If you're really pro life, Kat, then why don't you donate bone marrow every year. Thousands of people (REAL human beings) die every year for lack of organ donations. Donating bone marrow will disrupt your life far less than the 9 months plus that an unwanted pregnancy would disrupt a woman's life, if carried to term. By NOT donating marrow, you're telling a terminal cancer patient, "No, you can't use my body, even though you'll die". This is no different than any woman telling a fetus, "No, you can't use my body, even though you'll die." The body's owner gets to decide how that body is used, and no one else. In either case, "No" is a valid decision.

And, BTW, there is NO such link between abortion and cancer. That is a myth made up by pro life zealots, and has no basis in truth at all. If you've got any such studies, please cite them specifically.

12:55AM PST on Feb 10, 2012

thanks for the info

3:39PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

to those that are pro-life: that is your opinion. people who are for pro-choice choose that as their belief. Let everyone have the right of choice. You're not condemning people for not being part of your religion (if you are, you shouldn't), this is the same ideal. Pro-choicers are people who have a different set of beliefs and you shouldn't force yours onto them. nor should anyone else make that choice for them. Same thing with pro-choicers, don't force your beliefs onto pro-lifers.

9:28AM PST on Feb 9, 2012

For all the people here who are pro-life, fine, that is your choice. For those who are for pro-choice, fine, that is your choice. The entire point is choice and nobody has a right to impose theirs on anyone else. Is that simple enough? If you are pro-life, good for you...don't have an abortion. Quite basic really if you're smart enough to comprehend that.

12:25AM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Thanks for the article.

11:09PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

The Bible says many things- including how to abort a child, that a man can have a child by his handmaiden if his wife is barren, villages should be leveled, all the men slain and women/children given into slavery, men are worth 5 silver shekels, but women only 3..
You can cherry pick any viewpoint from the Bible.

10:10PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Kat H: that's right, we're not in the middle ages but people like you - anti-abortionists that is - are definitely part of the dark ages and you will not have it your way. No doubt about that! A fetus is NOT a person. There is scientific evidence proving it and you are free to deny it but it's out there if you want to educate yourself.

9:56PM PST on Feb 8, 2012


8:16PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Ever noticed how easy it is for lazy thinkers to decide that a problem can only be seen in one way? Sophisticated, intelligent people recognize that life is complex...and so are problems. One answer doesn't always suit the next problem and some problems are so complex that only multiple solutions will work.

This is the problem with trying to use religious solutions....they teach a ONE WAY answer to every issue. NOPE!

How DARE these people try to insert their religious platitudes into everyone else's life?

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