To the editor: 

Planned Parenthood is an integral part of public health. Shutting down Planned Parenthood would deny millions of patients access to its cancer screenings, birth control, HIV testing and more. If patients are blocked from care at Planned Parenthood, many would have nowhere else to go for health care; i.e., rural areas, income, sexual orientation, race, religion, gender or country of origin.

Ponder this profound reality and understand how important Planned Parenthood is for many people in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Carol Bishop