Conservatives can, and have, shut down abortion clinics. They can, and have, cut funding to reproductive rights organizations like Planned Parenthood and blocked sex education from being taught in schools. BUT THEY CANNOT TAKE AWAY OUR PHONES:
One goal of the national Planned Parenthood organization is to be there for those young people—to, as Leslie Kantor, vice president for education at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, put it “reach them in their urgent moment of need.” Their solution was to offer live counselors able to answer questions either by text or through online chat, and their research, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, shows that the new program has been successful, reaching more than 250,000 people since it began in September 2010.
On Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m. to midnight (all times Eastern), 20 well-trained staff members take questions. “Our staff have to be very good at assessing the question behind the question,” Ms. Kantor said. “Frequently people present with an anxiety that may be based on misinformation. They’re assuming they’re already pregnant when the condom broke 10 minutes ago.”
You can view the Chat/Text here and you can ask questions by text to 774636. This is the best use of text messages I can think of.