I just read that Utah Eagle Forum staged a prayer protest against Planned Parenthood ("Protest targets Planned Parenthood," Tribune, Feb. 15). Instead of protesting against Planned Parenthood, the Eagle Forum's Gayle Ruzicka should thank it for all the testing for sexually transmitted diseases that it provides. Utah has one of the higher rates of STDs, and HIV is on the rise.
The Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives want to strip funding for this nonprofit organization. Where will people go for testing? Planned Parenthood performed services for 43,460 clients.
The fewer than 50 abortions it performed followed state controls.