I was very upset to read the letter from Peggy Normandin, "Mailbag: Clergy wrong about Planned Parenthood" (April 5). There are serious inaccuracies in this letter about Planned Parenthood that I would like to correct.
First, Planned Parenthood is not-for-profit. Any surplus funds go directly back into the vital services they provide, like breast and cervical cancer screenings. Like all not-for-profits, their financial disclosure reports are open to the public. I encourage anyone who is interested to review them.
Second, more than 90% of Planned Parenthood's services are preventive, including well-woman exams, STD testing and cancer screenings. In fact, the majority of their services help prevent abortion by providing men and women with comprehensive contraception services.