• mernlar

    This seems like a great and important resource, and I’m glad it’s out there. But I’m confused about the need to draw a distinction between “the little guys” and the “super-powered, corporate mindset” of Planned Parenthood. It’s not like there’s a surplus of providers out there, and you seem to imply that there’s some motive for PP to drive small providers out of business. They do have better name recognition and therefore probably better donation support than small, independent providers. But does that necessarily mean that they have the sort of Wal-Mart mentality that you imply?

  • invalid-0

    My comments about Planned Parenthood may have been a bit over the top. But the inherent sentiment is that Planned Parenthood does not always represent many of the “smaller” voices in the reproductive rights & health community and yet, because of their size, their voice is generally the one you hear as the loudest in the movement.

    I think there needs to be more of a focus on what other people, particularly independent abortion & reproductive health providers, are doing, creating & saying about women’s reproductive health.

    Because PP is essentially a self-contained unit encompassing all sexual & repro health services, education & advocacy, there is less room for the “little guys” to impact the larger landscape with some amazing & innovative ideas.

    Thanks for commenting!

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