Planned Parenthood

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Social Issue: Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights
Planned Parenthood federation of America (PPFA), is widely known as Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides reproductive healthcare and family planning services. Planned Parenthood is the nation 's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate (Planned). Planned Parenthood receives federal funding from the government to help practice the services they provide, but some groups believe that funding this organization is morally wrong. Specifically, in the recent Republican Presidential debates, defunding Planned Parenthood and Abortion rights have been the central topic. However if the government were to move forward with the defunding
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Abortion is a one of the most controversial issues in this country, and those who aren’t in favor, or pro-life, think that is morally wrong, and because of that reason they believe that the government should no longer fund Planned Parenthood. Those who oppose Planned Parenthood argue that their tax dollars are paying for these abortions by the organization by the government funding them and they claim that isn’t right. Another reason would be that abortion is the main service they profit from and focus on, and because of that they should be defunded. Others argue that even though funding does not directly go to abortion services provided by Planned Parenthood, that it frees up money from other services to be directed to abortions (Rovner). There has been progress for these groups, for they have lobbied state and national government, which has, lead some legislators to propose legislation that reduces or expelling funding in certain states. Amongst these states that have been affected are Tennessee, Indiana, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Texas, Kansas, and North Carolina (Keen). The state most affected was Texas, as Planned Parenthood was defunded completely, and 47 billion dollars were cut the organization (Keyes). Many groups also have pulled funding from Planned Parenthood, as a result of the controversy with the controversy of their abortion services. Many seem to believe that…show more content…
In the case of Roe vs. Wade the outcome by the Supreme Court was that women had the right to choose an abortion, therefore making it legal. As provided earlier the current numbers from Planned Parenthood’s annual report show that abortion is the service they provide the most, in fact it only makes up 3% of the services they provide (Planned). Planned Parenthood receives no funding towards abortion, so there should be no discussion of even of thinking of cutting the services they provide because critics think that all they do are abortions. The purpose of Planned Parenthood is to help and educate, and they have done so much to prove that. Planned Parenthood provides there services are set at a certain price so that everyone has a chance to obtain those fundamental healthcare services and denying access to that would cause a lot of harm to the people. Defunding Planned Parenthood would do more harm then good, an example would be women who go to Planned Parenthood seek birth control at an affordable price, it they don’t have that access like have been that would probably lead to more unwanted pregnancies and even more abortions. The organization’s services actually reduce the number of abortions (Finn). As mentioned earlier Planned Parenthood prevented 584,000 unintended pregnancies in 2010, which proves that the organization main objective is not abortion as the critics of the organization say. Everyone is entitled to the services Planned Parenthood
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