Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Journalism 101

Get your facts straight. This is -- or at least ought to be -- one of the core components of journalism.

Not so if you are Kristen Zembo of the Aurora Beacon News. She recently described Planned Parenthood's new stealth clinic as "a full-service health center".

Here is PP's own description of what they plan to offer.

They won't refill your asthma inhaler. They won't give you a tetanus shot if you step on a nail. They won't adjust your depression mediations. They won't treat your flu, diarrhea, arthritis, sunburn, sprained ankle, ingrown toenail, or migraines.

They are not a full-service health center, any more than Jiffy Lube is a full-service mechanic.

Now, Ms. Zembo is free to consider the stealth clinic as the biggest boon to Aurora since they put in the water and sewer. She's free to consider Planned Parenthood to be even more vital to the city's well being than water and sewer. We can debate until we're blue in the face whether PP's servies are noble or ignoble, bane or boon, darkness or light.

But only Humpty Dumpty could say that they're a "full-service health center".

Ms. Dumpty, your office is on Line 1.

Who is paying this woman?


John Jansen said...

Gotta love the Jiffy Lube line.

BTW, Planned Parenthood/Chicago Area just filed a lawsuit in U. S. District Court in Chicago seeking an emergency injunction to allow it to open on Tuesday.

Christina Dunigan said...

Which they'll get. PP never moves into an area where they don't alreay own all the judges. I think that's part of how they decide where to set up shop.

Anonymous said...

Well, they're not opening today, Sept. 18, 2007, Praise God!

Let's keep the prayers and protests going!

Christina Dunigan said...