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This time of year I send an annual letter of encouragement and a $40 donation to Bemidji’s Planned Parenthood. As I read their fact sheet, I realize how fortunate Bemidji is to have their services in our community. I think about how many abortions are prevented by contraception and women’s health services, which total 45 percent of services. Cancer screening and prevention and STI/STD testing and treatment represent another 51 percent of services.

Planned Parenthood also serves as a primary care provider for both women and men, and they offer adoption referrals.

Planned Parenthood is a good neighbor and a valuable asset to our community. Please join me during these 40 days to support and encourage Planned Parenthood in their life-affirming work.

Patrick Lochwood

Bemidji

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