Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization that delivers education on reproductive health care, sex education and gives information on contraception. Pro-life supporters do not agree with these organizations such as Planned Parenthood because they feel that this organization is manipulating young teens by drawing them in with advice on reproductive health concerns by telling them about birth control and other contraceptives (Pauls,2017). The pro-life supporters do not agree with planned parenthood marketing birth control as something easy to obtain and as something that will not make you pregnant “Planned Parenthood markets birth control extensively and effectively, relying heavily on widespread societal acceptance and societal ignorance …show more content…
Critics say that these women who choose abortion have a cheapened view of human life, but they are looking after their own. Unwanted pregnancies and childbirth are grueling which can have negative physical and psychological effects on the woman (Medoff, 2016). Therefore, it would be wrong to prevent women from seeking abortion. Only the women who are personally going through this process should be listened to. The opposing side does not believe it is the woman’s choice. But it is the women’s right to choose what to do with this her body. If a woman has an option to help her overcome this situation as well as to not be burdened with it for the rest of her life, then they have the right to make that decision and should not be questioned about …show more content…
Pro-choice believes that it is the women’s choice to decide what to do with her body because it is ultimately the woman’s choice when this situation comes because it is her body and life. There can be multiple reasons why a woman might decide to take the action of abortion, but pro-life will not agree with any of those reasons because they do not think abortion is the answer. Some women may not be equipped to raise a child; therefore, it is important that she is able to choose abortion. For pro-choice woman they might view abortion as the only answer to protect herself from certain events in her life. It is the individual’s right to control their own reproduction and it is a fundamental right (Chemerinsky, 2017) which is protected under the constitution coupled with it being a basic human right. Most women do not become pregnant by choice, so it is wrong to force them to remain pregnant when they do not want to be. Before abortion was legal it was not always safe which consequently caused a lot of harm to women who needed it “numerous essays and interviews recount the grave indignities, health risks, and even deaths of women who sought illegal abortions in the pre-Roe era” (Chemerinsky, 2017
Abortion is a very controversial and sensitive topic in today’s society. Two different sides to this argument is pro-life and pro-choice. Pro-life proponents believe in the right to life for unborn fetuses saying that abortion should be considered murder regardless of how far along in the pregnancy the woman is. Pro-choice advocates people who believe the woman carrying the fetus should be able to make her own decision on aborting the fetus.
Planned Parenthood is non-profit and has been around for over fifty years. Planned Parenthood offers many services to women, other than abortions. A few of the services offered to women are free health care, such as anemia testing, cholesterol screening, physical exams for employees and for sports, flu vaccinations, aid in quitting smoking, high blood pressure testing, tetanus vaccinations, and thyroid screening. The many other services they offer include free birth control, emergency contraception, testing for STD’s (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), breast cancer screenings, cervical cancer screenings, pelvic exams, free information to women, and a number of other things.(“General Health”) Under the Hyde amendment that passed in 1976, there has been a legislative provision prohibiting the use of certain federal funds to pay for abortion unless the pregnancy arises from incest, rape, or to save the life of the mother. During the fiscal year that ended in June 2014, Planned Parenthood affiliates around the country received $528.4 million in government funds. It has been estimated that 42 percent of their services went towards STD/STI testing and treatment, 34 percent went to contraceptive, 11 percent to women's health services, 9 percent to cancer screenings and prevention, 3 percent to abortion, and 1 percent to other services. This 9 minute video
Liberalists applaud Planned Parenthood’s contributions to public health (collecting dead fetus’s tissues for medical use) and its dedication to fighting for woman’s right to terminate pregnancy. Alternately, conservative side condemns Planned Parenthood 's endeavor as dangerous because they believe PP’s behavior actually encourages more people to abort and brings society with instability and turbulence. Recently, as Republicans promote their marketing about intimidating sides of Planned Parenthood, more people tend to feel disgusted about what Planned Parenthood is
”The pro-life movement seeks to force their moral beliefs on others - grounded in their own religion or personal philosophy. The pro-choice movement doesn 't make claims on the morality of abortion - we leave that as an individual choice for every woman faced with an unwanted pregnancy. If they feel abortion is wrong and they want to give their child up for adoption, or keep it, we will support their decision. Pro-life people say "Abortion is wrong;" we only say
We all know that Planned Parenthood is a charitable association that researches into and gives guidance on contraception, family arranging, and regenerative issues. However, society and especially the American people need to realize what Planned Parenthood does to the unborn children. Some think funding Planned Parenthood is a good idea without looking at the affects that is will cause and then there are others that see likewise and want to defund Planned Parenthood. When arguing the point on defunding Planned Parenthood the liberals and conservatives has two different perspective and argumentative points which both goes a long way trying to get society to understand both their views. However, both sides feel that their perspective of defunding
Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that aims to provide healthcare for women and educate people of all ages about sexual education. Their website (www.plannedparenthood.org) allows both women and men to learn about reproductive health, find a health center, and discover more about the “mission” of Planned Parenthood. “Virginity” (https://www.plannedparenthood.org/teens/sex/virginity) is the title of one of the articles in the Info For Teens section of the website. This article loosely defines virginity and addresses some of the common fears teens may have about the subject. Another article, “Am I Ready?” (https://www.plannedparenthood.org/teens/sex/am-i-ready), serves to give advice to those who are thinking about having sex for the first time, or just being physically intimate with another person for the first time. Both of these articles leave very little out in terms of different sexualities, genders, and other minority groups. They also both explore the ways power relationships (in this case, boyfriend and girlfriend) can affect sexual relationships. As a result, Planned Parenthood creates information that can be applied to almost any person, male or female,
Planned Parenthood services are about 80 percent of their clients receive health services to prevent unintended pregnancy. Along with that, according to Planned Parenthood official website, 42% of their services prevent and deal with STDs/ STIs and 34% in contraception education and resources. Another 20% of the services are to provide pap tests to screen for cervical cancer and breast exams to detect breast cancer, and education to young people and adults through programs and outreach. Although Planned Parenthood health services do include the option for abortion only 3% of their overall amount of services are abortion
With the help of United States Government funding, Planned Parenthood and its affiliates have been men and women’s health care providers since 1933. Congressional bills have recently been written to defund this organization because of ethical issues that have risen about abortions carried out in these facilities. The defunding of Planned Parenthood would not only take away affordable family planning for those in need, but the ability to provide life saving cancer screenings and other health services as well.
Pro-life advocates argue that the fetuses must be saved and that many of these abortions are done in cases that are not hopeless. Pro-life can argue that only 13% of abortions are because of rape and the incapability of not being able to carry a child because of health issues. They believe that the government should preserve all human life no matter what the circumstances may be. Pro-choice advocates believe that abortions are to save the life or health of the mother or terminate pregnancies where the fetus cannot survive birth or after birth. Many of the reasons for wanting an abortion include, that it would interfere with work, they cannot afford a child, and they are a single parent. They believe that people should have unlimited independence, including making their own decisions regarding their reproductive systems. The main conflict between these two groups is that Pro-Life believes that an undeveloped human life is sacred and the government should protect, while the pro-choice group believes that the government should not intervene with a women’s right to decide whether or not if she wants to continue on with her
Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization that receives federal as well as state government funding. As per Lori Robertson’s article on factcheck.org, she states that “Planned parenthood’s 2008-2009 annual report states that it received $363.2 million in” Government grants”(Lori Robertson) As per government representative Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah and a member of the Republican Party he believes that the grants that the federal government have been providing PPFA have been mainly used on abortion service and not on health services. While being “In a senate floor speech on Aug.3, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who cosponsored a failed bill to fund Planned Parenthood, also said that “abortion account for 94 percent of Planned parenthood’s pregnancy services”” (D’Angelo Gore). The organization also have antiabortion groups who also wants the funding to be cut. One of the allegation that Monica Miller a rally organizer made against PPFA is that “ The kind of sexual ethic that Planned Parenthood promotes is sex for recreation, sec for mere pleasure”(Monica Miller). Meanwhile, we also have the religious groups that beli...
There is a common misconception that Planned Parenthood is a center for abortions, and that is it. The truth is, only three percent of Planned Parenthood’s services relate to abortions. Planned Parenthood receives $500 million in federal funding and it is illegal to spend any of that money on abortion services. In CNN ’s article, "Planned Parenthood, by the Numbers”, there are clear statistics about how Planned Parenthood manages the money they receive and how a majority of their work focuses on
“Listen, honey, if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.” Gloria Steinem, a renowned feminist and abortion advocate (“Changing the World…”). Indeed, the truth is that women are marginalized material in a male-dominated society. Abortion is the right women should have accessibility towards, whether she wants to abort or not. In the past, the right to have an abortion was limited to those who could pay or had a supportive husband. Yet, today, women still do not have an equal right to have an abortion. As a feminist advocate, I am addressing why every woman in the United States should have the right to an abortion without being judged.
One of the most controversial issues in society today is abortion, and as of now, is morally acceptable because of Roe vs. Wade. However, when a study taken by Minnesota reveals that women who have had an abortion have 10 times the risk of committing suicide than women who have not had an abortion, it’s time to seriously think about whether or not abortion should be acknowledged as morally right. Considered by some to be a form of murder, anti-abortion laws should apply to all women in order to prevent any emotional mishaps of the abortion victim and to save the lives of the innocent human beings not yet born.
Being pro-choice advocates a womans right to control her own body, especially her right to an induced abortion (The Free Dictionary). Every person has the right to do what they wish to their own bodies. Before taking the pill, the patient must sign a patient agreement; agreeing that they have been informed of all risks, side effects, emergency contact information, instructions, and promising to return for the second and third follow-up visits. Since the patient has read and signed the patient agreement, they’re aware of what they’re doing to themselves. Different women have different reasons as to why they want an abortion. Having an abortion, either the medical or surgical way, a woman has the rights to do ...
Abortion is an extremely controversial issue and one that is continually on the forefront of debates. Those who oppose the idea (Pro-lifers), thinks it is an act of woman playing “God” who live from who dies. Yet, whether an unborn baby constitutes a normal person is questionable; a pregnant woman, on the other hand, has the undeniable right to choose whether she wants to have a child or not. Therefore, the decision to have an abortion is the personal choice and responsibility of the woman, because prohibiting abortion impedes freedom of choice and endangers the physical and mental health of women.