In a fundraising letter to supporters, Planned Parenthood is proudly including a letter from their friend Judy Blume, famous children's author of "Blubber", "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret", "Forever", "Freckle Juice" and the "Fudge Books". Ms. Blume has been described as "puberty's bartender" (now there's a title we can all covet!) and some of her books have been the target of parent--not government--generated book bans from schools and public libraries. Ms. Blume and Planned Parenthood have much in common: chiefly, the robbing of childhood innocence. So, it's no wonder that the two would step out in this venture together.
It's the timing and wording of the letter that is so utterly disqusting, ironic and shocking: a Mother's Day appeal for contributions to an organization that robs motherhood, mocks womanhood and most of all destroys children: the very joy of motherhood! Here is the letter: