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Published: Monday, Feb. 14 2011 3:00 p.m. MST

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We the People
Sandy, UT

End planned parenthood funding.

(I cannot believe I agree with Ruzicka!)

Salt Lake City, UT

After viewing the videos referenced in this article, one can only conclude that Planned Parenthood is a criminal organization.

Mission Viejo, CA

Alan, what you don't see in the videos was that after the fake pimp and prostitute left, Planned Parenthood reported the encounters to the FBI. If an underage girl actually did come into the clinic, she would have been separated from any non-guardian and interviewed and counseled. If Planned Parenthood could determine that she had been exploited, they would report it and get the girl the help she needed.

Kaysville, UT

I hope Gayle Ruzicka never gets mad at me.

Sandy, UT

DanO - what a lame excuse. They reported to the FBi after the pimp and prostitute left? It makes it even worse. If Planned Parenthood is out to protect and aid our women, the answer to the pimp would be "we don't help people who are breaking the law and jeopardizing the lives of vulnerable women. Please leave our premises immediately." And THEN they should call the FBI AND the local police.

The videos are more than just incriminating - they are damning - and we must pull the funding from Planned Parenthood immediately. There are other organizations that can help women (and they do now) - they will grow and fill the need.

It is clear Planned Parenthood is a criminal organization, just as stated above.

Salt Lake City, UT

I hope Gayle Ruzicka gets mad at me, because it'd mean that I was on the right side of an issue.

Tooele, UT

After the situation involving Acorn several years ago, I can't help but wonder if these videos are more entrapment than anything else.

I personally know of situations where Planned Parenthood has contacted law enforcement regarding underage girls involved with adult men, and while I personally don't agree with much of Planned Parenthood's objectives, I'm being careful not to take these videos at face value.

Logan, UT

"The videos are more than just incriminating - they are damning "

They are also doctored. This is clearly seen when you look at the full videos and the edited ones where, at the time stamp, the two videos have completely different audio. Planned parenthood reported this to the FBI WEEKS before the tapes were even released.

Saratoga Springs, UT

There are people if EVERY single profession, EVERY single line of work who operate differently than what the practice guidelines and policies are. This is ONE isolated incident, and it should be treated as such, not as the normal way that planned parenthood operates.

For those who believe that all of planned parenthood is criminal, how many of you have actually gone to one and seen what they are about?

Salt Lake City, Utah

Planned Parenthood offered me healthcare when I was a student and couldn't afford it. I didn't go there to get an abortion or even the morning after pill. I went there as a married woman who needed basic birth control so my husband and I could wait to have our family until we had both finished our education.

Planned Parenthood is a godsend to all women who don't have health insurance or enough money to see a traditional doctor. I know it is sometimes difficult for men, or even women who have always had money to understand this, but every girl should have the opportunity to get proper medical care.

This was a horrible, but isolated incident, and Planned Parenthood is doing all they can to make sure it doesn't happen again.

El Ingreso
St.George, Utah


You obviously didn't pay attentions to the videos enough. They were filmed in three separate states, all with the same result. What's your excuse now?

Saratoga Springs, UT

I see ONE video from New Jersey, with ONE person saying these things. They say they have 10, but don't say anything about it. And lets say it is 3. Okay, then you have 3 incidents over how many thousands of people who get treated?
And be honest with me, Have you ever been to planned parenthood?

Mission Viejo, CA

freedomforthepeople, use your brain, if they told the pimp that, the pimp would run and the girls would never get help. Could you possibly see that Planned Parenthood was also collecting information to better provide the FBI with more information?

Saratoga Springs, UT

I hate to say this, but to many people, abortions are no big deal. I do not believe in abortions, but I believe that as long as they are legal, people should be able to choose for themselves if that is something they want to do or not. Just because the place offers abortions does not make it evil.
Do you use birth control of any type, because if you do, that is also something that planned parenthood provides.
Did you take time to think of when the right time was to have a baby? If you did, that is another service that planned parenthood provides.

Cedar City, UT

Years and years back when I lived in a really poor area, Planned Parenthood was one of the only providers for prenatal care, giving women their checkups so they could have a healthy baby.
If you're going to strip the funding you need to make sure someone picks up the slack for STD testing, prenatal care in the regions they offer it and the like.

South Jordan, UT

I have no problem with someone filling in for some of the good things Planned Parenthood does. But I want the Federal government completely out of it. Planned Parenthood or its equivalent organizations should be non-profit with governmental support only at the local level where it can be held accountable.

The feds have shown an enormous inability to manage and monitor nation-wide organizations while sitting on their fat wallets (filled with our tax dollars) in a few square miles on the east coast.

Smith River, CA

In California they are putting planned parenthood in our schools in the name of health clinics that do pregnancy testing.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Curiously if 1 out of 3 women aged 45 have had an abortion, and some believe the numbers of women who have been raped is even a higher ratio than that, could it be possible that these women were following Republican values for women?

Cedar City, UT

As An Atheist, if I am forced to pay for your Faith-Based initiatives... Then you should be forced to pay for Abortions. You cant have it both ways.

This is America and that freedom means the Government is going to be involved in things you don't like... Like faith- based initiatives or Abortions.

You can always move to the Iran, They don't have Abortions there... or Womens healthcare, for that matter.

Huntsville, UT


Religions should not get taxpayer funded benefits either. Allowing "charitable" deductions on tax returns funds religion.

Planned parenthood provides a necessary service. These videos were doctored by Right-wing Extremists. I don't believe that they should be taken at any value.

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