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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Des Moines Rotary members blackball Planned Parenthood employee

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

Des Moines Rotary voted down an applicant for the first time in the
chapter's history, Rekha Basu reported in her Des Moines Register
column on Friday. Susy Robinette is well-known in the community as a
former news anchor for Des Moines' NBC affiliate and a former
reporter, anchor and news director at the Fox affiliate here.
Apparently 11 members of the club rejected her application because she
is now the chief development officer at Planned Parenthood of the
Heartland (previously Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa). ...
Officials would not release the names of the members who voted against
Robinette, but Wielege said they are reviewing by-laws that allow 11
out of 334 members to block an application. If you know anyone in Des
Moines Rotary, you might want to mention that you were disappointed to
learn that a small minority of people who dislike Planned Parenthood's
mission took it out on Robinette.

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