Letter to the Editor

Recent signing of law will hurt those in need

Monday, May 30, 2011

To the Editor:

Is safe sex being confused with abortion?

Due to a recent law that Mitch Daniels signed into effect immediately, many clients of Planned Parenthood suddenly found that Medicaid would no longer cover services like birth control and medical exams.

Pro-lifer's and right-wing activists seem to think that by making contraceptives and pregnancy alternatives harder to get, they will eliminate abortions.

First of all, abortion is not illegal, and secondly, federal funds have never been allowed for use in abortion.

Only 1 percent of Planned Parenthood clients are seeking an abortion, funded by donations earmarked for that purpose.

The services Planned Parenthood provided were covered by Medicaid to maintain sexual health and safe sex.

And it doesn't take hours (or months) of waiting to see a doctor.

Help Planned Parenthood regain state funding in Indiana.

Nichol Jackson,