Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
Rating: 1 stars 1 review
Issues: Civil Rights, Health, Reproductive Rights
Location: 1920 Marengo St Los Angeles CA 90033 USA
Based on these beliefs, and reflecting the diverse communities within which we operate, the mission of Planned Parenthood is to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services; to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality; to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications.
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Several things to consider:
1. I run a national charity for endangered children, so I know about charities and about how they are supposed to be run.
2. I am pro-choice, though I do not believe that abortion should be used as a cavalier method of birth control, and I am bothered by late-term abortions, except where the mother's life is at risk.
3. I believe that if there is a God, He would not allow a soul to be lost and if there is an abortion, He would make certain that it is placed in a child that will be born, and therefore also believe that pro-lifers really do not have much faith in God.
That said, the people at this Planned Parenthood are among the rudest, most unfeeling people I have ever encountered, and I have encountered a lot of people. In the case of a young woman who, as a result of her abortion, can no longer give birth to children, those in charge of Planned Parenthood—at least those I tried to speak with—couldn't care less. I even asked, were there some sort of reconstructive surgery that would fix the problem, if they would pay for it, to which came a lot of non-responsive answers. And this after I was hung up on several times by different people.
A center that deals with abortion, especially with young woman, many who are in their teens, needs to possess sensitivity. This is severely lacking at this Planned Parenthood; at least from my recent experience. And I phoned, not as just some random individual, but from another organization. Two thumbs down for this place. If I were a woman, I'd look around for somewhere else; perhaps a hospital. The people here may not use coat hangers to perform abortions, but I felt like I was being beaten up over the phone by one.
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