…Planned Parenthood wants to expand its services to more areas, and the organization’s leaders hope a plush fast-service clinic coming to this well-heeled St. Paul suburb next month will attract a new group of women who value convenience and can afford to pay full price.
…The Woodbury clinic is designed to be a cut above even the nicest Planned Parenthood express clinics _ like the one in Somerville, Mass., near Boston and Harvard University. That one sits in a storefront across a plaza from a Starbucks, amid a shopping area near a major transit line.
Well not surprising since they see sex like a fast food commodity that they want to now move into the malls. I thought that the following comment from the president of PP in Minnesota, North and South Dakota to be enlightening.
"We’re going to the women where they spend their lives, to help them solve some of the problems in their lives."
Yes the mall is where women "spend their lives." How’s that for an enlightened view of women.
…The clinic will not perform abortions. Instead, lotions, essential oils and decorative carrying cases for pills and condoms will beckon shoppers inside, where they can also get oral contraceptives, pregnancy tests and screening for HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea _ all in about 20 minutes. If customers are interested, the clinic may add massages and other spa services later, spokeswoman Marta Coursey said.
Get your coffee and contraceptives as you stroll through the mall. Though why not also offer abortions since they keep saying that this is so mainstream? Why be defensive on that "service." They could offer latte term abortions.
…"I think it’s a good idea. For one, since our public health system has really gone downhill, we certainly have a need for that education, provision of birth control and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases," Kelley said. "It’s certainly worth a try."
Obviously 24/7 messages from the media on the subject and sex education classes hasn’t yet done the trick, there just couldn’t be any connection between this public health going "downhill" and the contraceptive culture. We don’t need no stinkin’ casual effects.
Jokingly I would almost like to see Planned Parenthood move into Whole Foods and other organic stores. Though unfortunately the irony of people looking for chemical free foods and then pumping their bodies with hormones nad chemicals will be lost on most.