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Letter: Planned Parenthood win-win

A lot has been said about the defunding of Planned Parenthood. A lot has been said about the “three old white men” who made that decision on behalf of Garfield County taxpayers. A lot of money has been raised for Planned Parenthood to offset the paltry $1,500 that was originally granted the organization.

Looking at the facts, everybody benefits. The people who are pro-abortion are supporting their cause. The people who are pro-life know that their county tax dollars are not being used to fund abortions.

There should be no complaining on either side. It seems that everyone got what they wanted. Neither side is going to convince the other to change their mind about abortion. Everyone has the right to their opinion. So we must agree to disagree.

Yes, I believe the three commissioners made the right decision. Yes, I believe that a baby’s life begins at conception, and I will continue to pray for the unborn every week in front of Planned Parenthood.

One of my concerns with Planned Parenthood is there’s not much planning. With all the easy contraception available to sexually active boys and girls, men and women, why is Planned Parenthood still the No. 1 abortion provider?

This event has been a win-win for both sides. Planned Parenthood has raised $24,000 and taxpayers’ $1,500 is not sent to the group. Next year’s fundraiser for Planned Parenthood will be determined by its supporters. This could be a profitable yearly event. It also would come with bragging rights.

This event came about because the Garfield County commissioners withdrew a mere $1,500. Let’s see, $1,500 versus $24,000. Seems like a no-brainer. This shows that Planned Parenthood no longer needs to be funded by taxpayers and both sides win.

Again, thank you, commissioners, for bringing this to a head. You are watching where our money goes because that’s your job.

Judy Campbell

New Castle

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