Help establish a Planned Parenthood in State College!

Help establish a Planned Parenthood in State College!

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Alexandra Strunk started this petition to Mayor Ron Filippelli and

I constantly get texts from 78015 about forcible sex offenses at University Park. If someone you know what raped wouldn’t you want them to be able to terminate the pregnancy if they wanted? And if someone had health problems that prevented them from carrying a baby safely, wouldn’t you want them to help themselves? The problem is there is no Planned Parenthood in State College and college students who would like to receive birth control aren’t aware of the places that can help them. There is nowhere an individual can receive an abortion, the closest place being Harrisburg. The previous Planned Parenthood was shut down due to money issues, and now there is nowhere in a “party” college town that offers these services without any “values” holding them back. The issue is that people who cannot or don’t want to carry a child are forced to because they cannot afford a trip to terminate the pregnancy. The well-known 'Planned Parenthood' name makes it easy for people to go where they know to get help, and right now not many people know where they can get some of the same services they offer. In the future, these issues will lead to many untreated STDs, maybe making an epidemic, and children who may feel unwanted. Having a child can also financially burden someone, leading to lifelong struggles. Also, if someone doesn’t want to carry out their pregnancy due to health concerns, it could lead to death. If there was a Planned Parenthood created in State College, it would help to make everyone’s lives safer and happier. Currently,  PRC is downtown and offers counseling helping to prepare for a baby, free ultrasounds, STD testing, and treatment, but they do not offer, refer, or recommend abortions due to their “pro-people” Christian values. Not many people know PRC even exists, and with their lack of services and bias, it’s not surprising. The closest medical professionals to offer abortions are located at Harrisburg Medical Center, which is an hour and a half away from State College. With a Planned Parenthood located in State College, there would be only benefits brought to individuals who need their help.

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