Letters to the Editor

Appalled by threat to Planned Parenthood

I am appalled at the bomb threat against Mount Baker Planned Parenthood on Nov. 13, and relieved that it was just a hoax. However, the attitude that would perpetrate such a hoax sincerely frightens me.

Planned Parenthood has been a trusted community resource for over 35 years, offering birth control, comprehensive sex education and emergency contraceptives to women of all incomes and cultures, many of whom have no other health care.

Those who are opposed to abortion need to realize the services Planned Parenthood offer actually reduce the number of abortions.

Perhaps they would be surprised to know that over half the pregnancies in the United States are unplanned pregnancies. We need more sex education, not less.

This was the first bomb threat Mount Baker Planned Parenthood has ever received and let’s hope it’s the last. Planned Parenthood deserves everyone’s support. Don’t send bombs, send money.

Virginia Baker