Monday, October 15, 2007

Tri-City Herald “Choice” & Censorship Policy Clarified

Submitted Letter to the Editor:

On the morning of September 4th a small group of concerned Tri City citizens met to pray in front of the Kennewick Planned Parenthood (where abortions are performed). Groups have shown their concern here for years. Today would be different. As a young pregnant distraut woman walked over to the praying people, she voiced her distress at going in for an abortion. She said she didn’t want to have the abortion, but didn’t know what else to do. She was looking for guidance and help in this pregancy. As we were speaking, an employee of Planned Parenthood, stepped outside, exchanged negative remarks about our presence there and firmly pulled this young woman by her arm, across the parking lot and into the building. There was noticable resistance by the young woman.

A few minutes later, she emerged from the building shaken and crying and stated she was not allowed to talk to us before her abortion.How do we feel about an agency that coerces young women to not act responsibly about their pregancy? Please show your concern. Be aware of the number of deaths of our very young, who have no voice. Don’t turn and look the other way.

Media Response:
From: Tri-City Herald letters <>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 01:50:34 -0400
To: <>
Conversation: Letter to the editor

Dot Redmann
Thanks for your letter but I’m sorry it is our policy not to publishletters that we feel expose only one side of personal, legal, or businessmatters. We cannot undertake the kind of investigation such letters woulddemand before being published.
The letters to the editor portion of our editorial page is for discussion of public issues, not private grievances.
Katie Shorb
Tri-City Herald
Letters to Editor

(Cross posted at the Reagan Wing.)

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