today at 3:45 p.m. On main street.

There will be daily protests on main street EVERY DAY to protest the presence of planned parenthood.

I’m sure the city counsel will be delighted to see this extra activity on main street. If I was a business I’m sure that the daily presence of protesters would make me really want to come to main street Fitchburg.

Anyone who thinks this is over isn’t paying attention.

Comments
  1. ziz says:

    You say “If I was a business I’m sure that the daily presence of protesters would make me really want to come to main street Fitchburg.”

    Well, I would argue that the overwhelming presence of social services in the Main Street area (A homeless shelter, Communinty Health Link, ARC, half-way homes, a “wet” shelter and a methadone clinic all in a 2-3 mi area) has already done a good job of chasing away businesses and customers. What is one more? At least protesters may stop and buy a cup of coffee or a slice of pizza.

    I think that the people of Fitchburg are tired of having their city and down town area be the hub for social services in the area. While these services are needed and essential, they bring no income to the area and ironically reduce the quality of life for people nearby.

    Regarding Planned Parenthood itself, protest is called for and justified given the body of evidence against Planned Parenthood and the organizations negative effect on various populations, namely those who they are most trying to “help.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/aug/25/planned-parenthood-targets-blacks/

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/health/6821521.html

    http://newsblaze.com/story/20100206071701zzzz.nb/topstory.html