Letter: Hoping for safety
Judy Campbell’s letter was fresh air when compared to many that have been written on the subject of defunding Planned Parenthood. To address her concern about the a perceived lack of “planning” in Planned Parenthood, Katherine Hepburn in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” has memorable lines that could apply. “Don’t you remember being young and [with youthful passion] in love?”
The human race has survived long because of normal reproductive desire that happens to peak even before the brain has fully developed to handle the consequences, let alone overcome the natural sexual urge. I feel fortunate to have a safe, nonjudgmental place for those with no “plan” to turn; they could be my children, or Ms. Campbell’s children or the neighbor’s children, and even if we find their decisions abhorrent, they can be safe.
I do not doubt Ms. Campbell’s sincerity, unlike my view of the politically manipulative commissioners. My hope is that a heartfelt prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood, and its implied judgment, does not result in any uninformed, or unsafe decisions for our children and neighbors.
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