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Nathaniel Batchelder in Oklahoma City, May 20, 2015.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Commentary: The right to choose

Commentary: The right to choose

For thousands of years, women have passed along secrets of how to end a pregnancy or how to prevent one. Until birth control, there was no sure defense against pregnancy; and until legalized abortion, there was no safe way to end a pregnancy. Currently, in America, 99 percent of women in their fertile years will

Letters to the Editor: September 9, 2015

Prenatal perplexity I read your Aug. 26 commentary piece on Planned Parenthood. I feel like everyone is missing a crucial portion of the work this organization does. The same low-income patients seen for these other issues go back to Planned Parenthood when they are pregnant for prenatal care in far greater numbers than those who


Commentary: The truth about Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest provider of sex education and women’s health care. It helps an estimated 10 million women across the globe each year. In 2011, 97 percent of its worldwide services involved things like Pap smears, education, pregnancy tests, STI and STD testing (including HIV and AIDS). Thirty-five percent of its services are contraceptive in nature

Julia Kirt and Jonathan Fowler speak during Oklahoma Arts Day 2015 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. (Garett Fisbeck)

News briefs: Givitt, Mayor’s Development Roundtable and more

Charity shopping Supporting local makers of handcrafted products while also assisting area-based charities is the mission of Givitt, an online store. “We started by putting together a network of local artists, makers and brands and putting their products on our site,” said Tristan Torres, a co-founder of Givitt, which launched last November. “We then give

Rumor has it

The rumors started after the company released a statement about its lawsuit about the parts of the Affordable Care Act that it doesn’t like, namely the parts having to do with contraception (you know, the part Hobby Lobby’s owners, the Green family, maybe, possibly don’t understand). Hobby Lobby Inc. claims the healthcare mandate goes against


This contraception, if taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex, will most likely prevent pregnancy but will not terminate an existing pregnancy. However, getting an appointment with a doctor for a prescription could cause unacceptable delays. Equally bad, a female age 17 and older must prove her age with identification that she may or may


Planned Parenthood does believe that women who choose to terminate a pregnancy have that right, and 1 percent of Planned Parenthood’s budget funds those services. Because planned pregnancies are rarely terminated, Planned Parenthood should be considered an abortion preventer, as they help untold thousands of women avoid unwanted pregnancies. Everyone concerned about abortion should answer

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