Thank you for the featured article "Women Dig In" [Dec. 5] by Amy Smith and Louis Black's commentary regarding recent attacks on Planned Parenthood. I too have been encouraged at the response from local pro-choice advocates during these attacks. I proudly volunteer for Planned Parenthood because for 65 years, they have worked with women, men, and families in this community to make sure that everyone has the information and means to decide freely and responsibly whether and when to have children. The overwhelming majority of Planned Parenthood's services focus on prevention. As parents of four grown children and grandparents of eight grandchildren, my husband and I know what it takes to raise a child from birth to adulthood. As you pointed out in your commentary, if anti-choice hard-liners really want to make abortion rare, they should stop the assault on Planned Parenthood and help us expand access to family planning.