Two Contrasting Voices About Planned Parenthood

Supporters of Planned Parenthood on Good Friday

St. Paul, MN, April 22, 2011. Good Friday triggered the annual support-protest rallies at the St. Paul office of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota/South Dakota. About 1,000 loud supporters of Planned Parenthood took to the streets in front of the office. A slightly smaller crowd of protesters sang and chanted on the same street across a “no man’s land” of police barricades. As has been the case for many years, both sides were committed to their positions. The supporters were laughing and cheerful, the protestors more solemn and intense. Here’s a sampling of the two voices.
The supporters were specific about the range of Planned Parenthood services to women; the protestors concentrated on abortion which represents about 5% of Planned Parenthood’s services.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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