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The following essay was written by my friend Desiree Cooper. Desiree is the author of Know the Mother, a freelance writer, and the former Communications Director for Planned Parenthood of Michigan. Enjoy. Birth control is a no-brainer. Americans have agreed that family planning is a good thing as far back as 1936, when Gallup first asked whether Americans favor the birth control movement (which, at that time, was still largely illegal and underground). Sixty-one percent said, “yes.” So how did we become a society which stages an annual budget showdown over funding family planning and Planned Parenthood, the one organization that does more than any other single provider to give women access to birth control? If you think that abortion is the wedge, think again. Planned Parenthood is under rabid, near-constant assault by right-wing extremists not because of abortion, although abortion certainly continues to be a divisive issue in America. It is under attack because, as Republican Rep. St

Source: Why do conservative extremists have it in for Planned Parenthood? The answer may surprise you. | Eclectablog

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