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May 31, 2013
When there are disasters there are always great opportunities created. Case in point: We have abortion clinics that are so badly managed that even the abortionists refuse to ply their trade. The shuttering of the obstetrics unit at Maryland General Hospital due to so few babies being born, ironically because so many pregnancies are being terminated in our inner city, presents a perfect jobs opportunity. The state should just shut down Planned Parenthood and the other abortion providers and mandate that all abortions be performed by a licensed hospital facility, where women will be safe if their abortion is botched.
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NEWS
September 28, 2014
In Susan Reimer 's generally excellent column, "The end of marriage" (Sept. 24), she makes the following statement about birth control: "They either use it inconsistently, such as forgetting to take the Pill, or they choose a form that has a high failure rate, such as condoms. " I was puzzled to read this because I thought - and a quick check of the Internet confirmed - that condoms are quite reliable. Here's one of many sources I found at Planned Parenthood. Perhaps she meant it's a mistake to depend on condoms because people aren't always comfortable with them, but when they are used, they work.
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NEWS
July 13, 2013
Your recent editorial spoke about a new "truth-in-advertising" law requiring pregnancy centers to post signage regarding a specific service they will not provide, namely abortion ("Signs of abortion rights," July 11). When was the last time you promoted your business by stating the services you will not provide? Ironically, Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, is not required to explicitly state that it provides abortion services. Its name implies that it helps people become parents, but its practice is to prevent parenthood, either through contraception or through abortion.
NEWS
July 18, 2014
Letter writer Mary Catalfamo claims that Planned Parenthood denies any pregnant women immediate, free access to the full spectrum of information and counseling ( "Supreme Court decisions won't limit women's rights," July 9). It's hard for me to believe she hasn't researched Planned Parenthood's many guidance programs. One can find a lot of information just by searching on the Internet under Planned Parenthood. They have trained teachers who can guide anyone through each phase of pregnancy and beyond the birth of their baby.
NEWS
April 20, 2011
Given the dubious possibility that only 3 percent of Planned Parenthood's services are abortion-related, as Leonard Pitts claims ("Lying in defense of extremist views is no virtue," April 17), it does nothing to alter the fact that over 1 million abortions are performed annually in the U.S. and that Planned Parenthood is the country's leading abortion provider. By contrast, the nation's homicides average about 18,000 per year, somewhere around 1 percent of the number of fetal deaths attributed to abortion.
NEWS
February 7, 2012
I have to scratch my head why the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundationwas funding Planned Parenthood in the first place ("Komen's attack on abortion rights," Feb. 2). With some research suggesting an increased rate of breast cancer among those who have abortions , it seems that funding Planned Parenthood would actually be at cross-purposes with Komen's mission. Sort of like the American Cancer Association sending cash contributions to the cigarette companies. The Komen Foundation should reconsider their recent reversal, stand their ground, and promote women's breast health by stopping all funding to Planned Parenthood immediately.
NEWS
August 2, 2013
I agree with Ingrid Krause's letter regarding pregnancy center agendas ( "Pregnancy centers should not hide agenda," July 29). However, they should also not hide results. Based on results and truth in advertising, Planned Parenthood should change the name of its centers to "Preventive Parenthood Centers. " Those centers help more than 90 percent of pregnant clients choose not to become parents (abortion), and Planned Parenthood reproductive services are oriented toward preventing their clients from becoming parents (contraception)
NEWS
March 23, 2011
It's time we as taxpayers take a long hard conscientious look at how our tax dollars are spent. The funding of Planned Parenthood must stop. It is a crime to think that Planned Parenthood holds itself out to be an organization that helps women. It is an abortion business receiving $1.1 billion tax dollars with $63 million left over after expenses. Planned Parenthood gets one-third of its annual budget from taxpayer funding, and it performed a total of more than 650,000 abortions in just 2008 and 2009 (the last years for which figures are available)
NEWS
July 19, 2013
Regarding letter writer Laura Jones claim that Planned Parenthood employs deceptive advertising, I feel compelled to address the importance of Planned Parenthood and its name ("Planned Parenthood's deceptive advertising," July 13). Planned Parenthood stands for the right of all families to plan when and how they choose to become parents. Planned Parenthood provides information about birth control, but also provides necessary health care services at affordable prices, such as annual gynecological exams, cancer screenings, vaccines, and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2014
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is giving Planned Parenthood of Maryland a $200,000 grant to invest in technology at its eight clinics. Planned Parenthood will use the money to invest in a two-year project to build a new electronic management system. The money will be awarded Wednesday at the group's 9th Annual Spring Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore. andrea.walker@baltsun.com Twitter.com/ankwalker
NEWS
By Jenny Black | April 14, 2014
An absolute right to privacy in health care is enshrined in the oath all medical professionals must take. Providers understand they cannot effectively treat a patient if that patient cannot trust that his or her medical information will remain confidential. Certain types of insurance communications can inadvertently compromise medical privacy, such as the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) sent to policy-holders whenever an insurance policy is used by a family member. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
NEWS
February 20, 2014
A report released recently by the Guttmacher Institute shows a sharp decline in national abortion rates and strongly suggests it is due to increased access to birth control and fact-based sexual health information. We celebrate this news. Right now we have a unique opportunity for women and families in Maryland. Planned Parenthood of Maryland has announced an expansion of our long-acting contraception services project. Long-acting reversible contraception is a method of birth control that is either implanted in the arm, such as the Implanon, or intrauterine devices such as Paragard or Mirena.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
Nancy P. "Polly" Deeley, a homemaker and volunteer, died Tuesday of heart failure at the Pickersgill Retirement Community in West Towson. She was 88. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, Nancy Price was born in Baltimore and raised in Lutherville. She was a 1943 graduate of Towson High School and earned her nursing degree in 1946 from the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. In 1946, she married Charles Carey "Skip" Deeley Sr., a dental supply company executive who died in 2012.
NEWS
August 2, 2013
I agree with Ingrid Krause's letter regarding pregnancy center agendas ( "Pregnancy centers should not hide agenda," July 29). However, they should also not hide results. Based on results and truth in advertising, Planned Parenthood should change the name of its centers to "Preventive Parenthood Centers. " Those centers help more than 90 percent of pregnant clients choose not to become parents (abortion), and Planned Parenthood reproductive services are oriented toward preventing their clients from becoming parents (contraception)
NEWS
July 19, 2013
Regarding letter writer Laura Jones claim that Planned Parenthood employs deceptive advertising, I feel compelled to address the importance of Planned Parenthood and its name ("Planned Parenthood's deceptive advertising," July 13). Planned Parenthood stands for the right of all families to plan when and how they choose to become parents. Planned Parenthood provides information about birth control, but also provides necessary health care services at affordable prices, such as annual gynecological exams, cancer screenings, vaccines, and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment.
NEWS
July 13, 2013
Your recent editorial spoke about a new "truth-in-advertising" law requiring pregnancy centers to post signage regarding a specific service they will not provide, namely abortion ("Signs of abortion rights," July 11). When was the last time you promoted your business by stating the services you will not provide? Ironically, Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, is not required to explicitly state that it provides abortion services. Its name implies that it helps people become parents, but its practice is to prevent parenthood, either through contraception or through abortion.
NEWS
June 11, 2013
Matt Birk's decision to use the national celebration of the Raven's astounding season as a vehicle for a political statement was uncalled for ("Birk explains D.C. absence," June 7). His "boycott" of the event was demeaning to his teammates and the organization. The idea that his appearing there would show support for President Barack Obama's stand on Planned Parenthood was ludicrous. It's sad that he chose to end his fine career with the Ravens in this manner. Kathy B. Kellogg
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