St. Ignatius graduate and SFSU student steps up
South City resident Kylie Hicks has taken up the call to action relating to the recent controversy on the proposed Planned Parenthood on Grand Avenue. Hicks, wanting to have another side of the debate recognized, has asked folks who would like to see a Planned Parenthood in South San Francisco to sign the petition she has started on Change.org.
Hick’s states her reasoning in the text of the petition addressed to City of South San Francisco Planning Commission with subject ‘ Support the installment of Planned Parenthood in South San Francisco, CA.’
Planned Parenthood would be an asset to South San Francisco by providing accessible resources and education for reproductive and personal health, which would foster responsible and informed health decisions and improve the health and welfare of those seen there. Services provided would include primary care annual exams; contraception and family planning services; cancer screenings; clinical breast exams; STI screening and treatment; HIV screening; adolescent, midlife, and male services; pregnancy testing and options counseling; and education services.
The petition that is being circulated states:
City of South San Francisco Planning Commission
The petition is in response to the 250 signatures that were previously turned into the city offices by opponents of Planned Parenthood. This issue will be before the city Planning Commission tomorrow evening, Thursday May 2nd at 7:30pm under the PUBLIC HEARING portion. The meeting will be available to view on the city website in a live stream fashion for those who can not make the meeting and are interested in this discussion. The 107 page agenda and staff reports, including the letters and petitions of opposition are also available online.
In other related news, a small group of protesters were gathered on the 400 block of Grand Avenue today where
Planned Parenthood looks to set up their clinic. Many cry unfair to the local merchants that see a disruption to their businesses due to the negative signage and attention.