From Our Friends at Planned Parenthood

Dear Friend of PPNM,

We are shocked and galled!

Yesterday PPNM staff exiting our parking lot noticed an injured woman lying semi-conscious on the sidewalk in front of our surgical clinic. Staff immediately summoned police and paramedics who responded quickly, ultimately taking the woman to the hospital. She had not been a patient here, but had obviously been abused by someone somewhere else, staggered here and collapsed.

Meanwhile, several anti-choice protesters were walking back and forth in front of our clinic in plain view of the woman. She was laying face-down on the sidewalk just feet away from them but no-one bothered to see if she was alright; police said the only call for help was from PPNM.

These protesters are part of a 40 Days for Life campaign that has organized anti-choice volunteers to pray and protest in front of our clinic and administrative offices from 7 AM to 7 PM daily from September 24 until Election Day on November 4.

These same protesters harassed our patients and staff last spring when they held a Lenten 40 Days event here. We have quickly tired of once again having to tell them not to stop cars in our driveway, remind them that they’re too loud if we can hear them inside, and shoo them out of our parking lot. That’s right! They think it’s OK to park their cars in our lot while they protest against us, yet they cannot be bothered to help an injured person right in front of them!

Adding to the 40 Days for Life disruption is the October 5th Life Chain. These particular anti-choice protestors plan to form a human chain in front of our clinic on San Mateo stretching from Lomas to Central on both sides of the street.

Having protesters here every day is stressful for everyone at PPNM and security expenses add significantly to PPNM’s cost of doing business. You can help! If this makes you as mad as it does us, consider making a gift to or volunteer as a patient escort by calling 890-1010 for information.

Thank you for supporting Planned Parenthood of New Mexico!

Jenny Black
Interim President/CEO

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Comment by Bluegoo on September 30, 2008 at 6:11pm
Something may have made the world and it needs those yahoo's help i think not a point they do not get and may not ever get.
Comment by Laura on September 30, 2008 at 6:31pm
Comment by Kelly Vickers on September 30, 2008 at 8:05pm
Outrageous! Those idiots are pro-birth not pro-life. Once again they've proven that they're clueless about the teachings of Jesus. What ever happened to Good Samaritans? Today, it appears they work at PPNM!
Comment by mombat on September 30, 2008 at 8:13pm
Gotta agree with Kelvick, how could you not notice ! Bunch of yuck hypocritical louses.
Comment by ABQSkippy on September 30, 2008 at 8:20pm
Yep. They are only pro-life about fetuses. Once you enter the world, you are on your own.
Comment by cathyray on September 30, 2008 at 8:23pm
those types really get to me. abqskippy & kelvick have got it right.
Comment by CB on September 30, 2008 at 9:37pm
Same pro-lifers that fight for the death penalty -hmmmm.
Comment by Camian on September 30, 2008 at 11:45pm
.... and the war machine, lest we forget
Comment by Caroline Blaker on October 1, 2008 at 7:01am
Pervasive consiousness is a long way off. Till then, lead by example.
Comment by Tricross on October 1, 2008 at 7:59am
I am not at all condoning their behavior with regards to the battered woman; that is just wrong. However, everyone has a right to protest. For the record, I am pro-life and anti-death penalty because, in my mind, they are not mutually exclusive.


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