Options for Sexual Health clinic prevents abortions, too

Dear editor,
I am disappointed and frustrated regarding the amount of media coverage provided by your publication to the anti-choice organization known as Silent No More during the month of September.

Dear editor,I am disappointed and frustrated regarding the amount of media coverage provided by your publication to the anti-choice organization known as Silent No More during the month of September.Each week without fail our clinic, Options for Sexual Health,  provides high quality education, counselling, testing, referrals, support and contraceptives to any individual seeking service in the Comox Valley. Options For Sexual Health (formerly Planned Parenthood of BC) has been in existence for 50 years working hard to ensure women continue to have the right to choose unintended pregnancy outcomes.Our clinic provides thorough, non-judgmental education and support to our clients and works with them to make the right choice for that individual.Unlike the very vocal anti-choice organizations that either reside in or tour the Valley, our organization is about individual choice, not about promoting personal agenda.While our organization supports reproductive choice for all women 100 per cent, I feel that we do far more in one clinic to prevent abortion from even needing to be considered than organizations like Silent No More or those who hassle others at community events or roadsides with placards or disturbing images do in a year.I invite the Record to visit our clinic and perhaps provide readers with a feature article about the work that dedicated staff and volunteers do at our clinic and how to access it.Kerri Norman-Laver,Editor’s note: Kerri Norman-Laver is the clinic supervisor of Comox Valley Options For Sexual Health.

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