Planned Par­ent­hood

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 17 ar­ti­cle “Bus driver says re­li­gious be­liefs led to his fir­ing.”

I was dis­ap­pointed in Cap­i­tal Area Ru­ral Trans­porta­tion Sys­tem bus driver Ed­win Graning’s nar­row per­spec­tive re­gard­ing the ser­vices that Planned Par­ent­hood of­fers and his as­sump­tion that the two women seek­ing trans­porta­tion to Planned Par­ent­hood were seek­ing abor­tions.

As a pre­vi­ous board mem­ber of Planned Par­ent­hood for many years, I learned first­hand that more than 95 per­cent of Planned Par­ent­hood’s ser­vices are for af­ford­able pre­ven­tive re­pro­duc­tive health care and ed­u­ca­tional ser­vices.

I in­vite Graning and oth­ers who have sim­i­lar mis­con­ceived ideas of Planned Par­ent­hood’s mis­sion to take a tour of one of our fa­cil­i­ties. I think they would ob­serve how Planned Par­ent­hood makes such a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence by of­fer­ing af­ford­able, qual­ity re­pro­duc­tive health care for so many women, men and their fam­i­lies, thereby strength­en­ing our com­mu­nity. roB­Bie Aus­ley

austin

Maybe this man ought to go to Saudi Ara­bia, where he can mind all the women he wants. I say fire him and em­ploy an un­der­stand­ing woman, maybe a Planned Par­ent­hood ac­tivist. I would do that job for free.

CeCe wil­liAms ausce29@ya­hoo.com

austin

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