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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Group Argues for Censorship

A handful of folks calling themselves Concerned Families for Batavia is up in arms about a link on the Batavia Library website. The link, http://www.teenwire.com/, is Planned Parenthood's award-winning website which provides valuable and medically accurate health information for teens and parents. After appealing the decision made by the Library Board to keep the link, the group prompted a public hearing to discuss the situation further.

In today's Aurora Beacon News, columnist Jeffrey Ward discusses his feelings on the issue. Check it out here. His well-put comments expose this ridiculous ranting and raving for what it truly is: a politically-driven attack on Planned Parenthood.

From the column:

"Teenwire.com pales in comparison to real Internet dangers. It's every parent's responsibility to protect their children from those pitfalls, as well as teach them to discern falsehoods from the truth. May I respectfully suggest Ms. Knott [of Concerned Families for Batavia] and her ilk spend a little less time worrying about my family and a lot more time raising theirs."

As a trusted health care provider, Planned Parenthood understands the importance of educating young people so that they can make responsible decisions. They need to hear the truth in order to protect themselves. Teenwire.com provides young people with a safe place to ask questions and get truthful answers.

Check it out for yourself. Here's the teenwire link: http://www.teenwire.com/



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