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I guess you could say the

I guess you could say the same of oil companies that are getting taxpayer money or corn producers that are also getting taxpayer money.

I disagree with your assertion that Planned Parenthood is 'some non-essential, non-governmental group.'

I am a woman and ob/gyn care is essential to my well being. Ob/gyn care is also very expensive.

While in college, I began having problems with my periods. They were horribly painful, debilitating and, more importantly, I was bleeding so much that I was severely anemic. When I went to my college health clinic, I was given a Midol and iron pills.

So, as a poor college student, I went to the local PP and there I paid next to nothing (since payment was based on my little income working part-time) for excellent and compassionate care. They did a bunch of tests, and gave me some free birth control pills designed to adjust my hormonal levels and control my periods.

Ever since then, I patronized PP for its wonderful staff and caring attitude. While most physicians I deal with spend no more than 5 minutes with them, the staff at PP spent a great deal of time inquiring about my medical history and helping me be a healthy woman.

Especially for women and girls who can't afford expensive ob/gyn care, PP is very important and an integral part to the health of women everywhere.

PP is essential to me as a woman; ironically, it also helps men with STD prevention and testing.

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