I am writing this short note in response to the letter by Daniel Fioramonti in last week’s issue (“Beware Planned Parenthood”). I have no connection to Planned Parenthood but felt that I had to respond.
I will let someone from that organization respond to all the factual errors in Mr. Fioramonti’s note. I just wish to say that while I understand and defend everybody’s right to free speech, his letter was so full of misinformation, untruths and lies that it was not even worth publishing. Was it an attempt on the part of the Town-Crier to stir up some heated debate?
Mr. Fioramonti’s views are so far from reality and facts that it is ludicrous. That some people believe as he does is very scary. That some people express these views is even scarier.
Mr. Fioramonti would do well to heed this quote from Plato: “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something”; or this one by Abraham Lincoln (also attributed to Mark Twain as well): “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
Mr. Fioramonti would be well advised to do more research into Planned Parenthood and the facts before putting his unfounded views into print.
Andrew L. Rosen