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6 Responses to "Book News for Tuesday, April 29, 2008"
April 30, 2008 at 11:15 AM
April 29, 2008 at 02:03 PM
Personally, I'm quite pleased to see Powells working with Planned Parenthood, an organization that does a lot of important work providing sexual health services to those in need.
April 29, 2008 at 01:20 PM
some would say preventing an unwanted child from being brought into the world does quite a bit to help children. but i guess this isn't the time or place for an abortion debate.
April 29, 2008 at 01:10 PM
Actually, I'm a parent and grandparent. My point is that, when discussing a law that may be a poor one to properly protect children, listing the largest abortion provider in the country as on your side is probably the wrong way to go about it. It would be a lot more useful blog post to say exactly what Powell's does in order to make sure sexually explicit material doesn't fall into the hands of unescorted children under the age of 12 .. which would be 4 or 5 or 6 years of age as well. They could, perhaps, also post information about how they work with organizations that truly do things to help children.
April 29, 2008 at 12:53 PM
Andrew, I'm pretty sure the above didn't indicate that Powells is cosponsoring abortions with Planned Parenthood. They're just working together to fight a bill that is entirely wrongheaded. Clearly you're not a parent yourself, or else an over-protective one, since 12 years old isn't too young to browse a book store unescorted.
April 29, 2008 at 12:28 PM
Blogs are useful in getting a good view of what companies are focused on. Any time a company is proud to say they are working with Planned Parenthood is as good of a reason as any to make sure to take them of your list of places to purchase books. It's probably a good idea for a bookstore to be concerned about children under the age of 12 that are not with their parents ... which, to me, should be their prime concern. Why would any child that young be unescorted in a Powell's bookstore?
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