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Planned Parenthood Association of Utah on Monday's Access Utah


As Holly Isaac sees it, Planned Parenthood saved her life.

Isaac began going to the Salt Lake City clinic for birth-control pills as a 19-year-old University of Utah student, and, three years later, her regular obstetrical-gynecological exam revealed she had the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer.


"I feel like it saved my life," said Isaac, who went home to Minnesota for cancer treatment, but returned to the U. and now lives in Sugar House with her husband and two children.


Planned Parenthood, the now-42-year-old said, does not deserve the rap it's getting — a position shared by hundreds of others who responded to a query from the Utah Public Insight Network via The Salt Lake Tribune. On Monday's Access Utah we explore both sides of this issue, and include in the conversation CEO at Planned Parenthood Association of Utah Karrie Galloway, Senator Margaret Dayton, and Utah State University sociologisy Dr. Eddy Berry.

Karrie Galloway is the CEO at Planned Parenthood of Utah. Its LEED-certified Orem clinic opening 2009 and is Planned Parenthood's fastest growing in the state. 

Margaret Dayton is an American politician from Utah. A Republican, she is a member of the Utah State Senate, representing the state's 15th senate district in Provo and Orem since 2007

Dr. Eddy Berry has been at Utah State University since 1984. She came to USU from a NICHD Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan after receiving her Ph.D. in sociology with a minor in geography at The Ohio State University.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.