A Planned Parenthood Employee's Response to Anti-Abortion Haters Is Flawless

April 21st 2016

When you're a teen (or tween), the last thing you want to do is have the sex talk with your parents. And sometimes, your parents don't even want to have the talk with you — that's how awkward it can be. So what do you do when you're a sixteen-year-old male, your single mom doesn't feel comfortable having the sex talk, and there's no sex ED at your school? You go to Planned Parenthood.

Didn't know that was an option? Many don't.

Planned Parenthood does more than abortion. Planned Parenthood isn't just for women, either. And that's a message one frustrated Planned Parenthood employee sent that went viral.

Damien, a self-described "opinionated, big brother, mentor" from Portland, Oregon, wrote about his experience at work at Planned Parenthood on his Tumblr, after an aunt brought her teenage nephew in for help with teaching him about sex:

"Today a 16-year-old boy was brought into the clinic by his aunt to ‘have the talk’ because his school didn’t teach sex ED and his mother wouldn’t talk to him about sex.

"She spent 40 bucks so he could get tested for the first time.

"I spent an hour talking to this young boy about sex. I got to have the sex talk with him. I showed him how to properly use a condom and protect himself and his partners. We talked about STDs and pregnancy prevention. We even talked about pubic grooming and ways to avoid razor burn. This poor boy has never had someone talk to him about anything related to the changes his body is going through.

"And then we spent 20 minutes talking about consent and how important it is.

"Growing up I never, ever had someone talk to me about consent and its importance. I even had sex ED in school!

"This shit is important ya’ll.

Planned Parenthood is important"

That post alone has over 30 thousand notes at the time of writing. But it didn't stop there.

Another Tumblr user saw the post and decided to respond with the following:

"It is the parents’ duty to have 'the talk' with their kids, not a government funded organization that murders babies."

And Damien was not. Having. It.

He fired back with:

"First of all fucktruck: I am not a government employee. My wages are not paid by the government.

"Second: zero babies have ever been murdered in a planned parenthood.

"I didn’t say a god damn word about abortion but you had to get your fucking tighty whiteys in a bunch because an organization that you know nothing about is doing good things for millions of people and you hate it.

"Shut your face up about shit you don’t understand you fucking dump truck."

(You may disagree with his tone, but it's hard to argue that "fucktruck" isn't a delightful turn of phrase.)

Not ready to back down, the dissenter replied:

"Abortion is murder, just because they’re in the womb doesn’t change the fact you’re killing an innocent human being.

"As I said, it’s not a faceless organization’s job to provide sex ed while simultaneously killing unborn children."

This struck a nerve in Damien, who found himself feeling that he had to not only defend Planned Parenthood, but himself. So here's what he retorted:

"Listen up kiddo:

"Abortion isn’t murder. Murder is illegal. Abortion is not illegal. IE abortion is not murder.

"As i said (and we’ll go with what i said as not total bullshit because it’s obvious you have absolutely no real knowledge when it comes to sex or reproduction and i think we can thank your parents for that) this young man had a single mother that didn’t feel comfortable talking to him about sex. So i did it. I provided medically accurate and up to date information unlike so many parents today.

"And by the way, planned parenthood isn’t some shadowy faceless organization.

"For example, this is my face. The face i made while reading your stupid ass response."

Face of Planned Parenthoodescapedosmil/Tumblr - tumblr.com

And there it is.

[H/T Chescaleigh]

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