When the framers in Philadelphia sat down to write the constitution, they never considered the issues of today’s age such as abortion. Abortion today is one of the most controversial issues in America. Abortion may be ruled to be constitutional but there is still plenty of opposition that says otherwise.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a nonprofit organization that establishes itself on health care, functioning as an outreach program as well as a provider of various medical services. The organization was developed upon the idea that women should have easy, obtainable access to information and care to ensure a healthy life. Planned Parenthood both promotes as well as establishes this motive as the program itself is “...based on respect for each individual 's right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning” (Charity Navigator). Planned Parenthood was founded on October 16, 1916, in Brooklyn, New York by Margaret Sanger and Ethel Bryne. Margaret Sanger was a strong advocate for women’s health rights,
Planned Parenthood is a National issue fighting for abortion access, giving women facing an unintended pregnancy must have access to safe, legal abortion services. Birth control and the fact all people deserve access to birth control and other preventive care, health care equality and the idea all people should have equal access to reproductive health care. For years politicians in Congress and statehouses across the country have attacked Planned Parenthood’s patients’ access to care. But I believe Planned Parenthood’s health centers provide high quality, affordable reproductive health care, to 2.4 million people across the country. When politicians talk about defunding Planned Parenthood, they really mean depriving patients who depend on public
Planned Parenthood was founded in 1916, since then it has made tremendous efforts and contributions to help and even save the lives of millions of people around the world. Planned parenthood is now known as Americas most trusted health care provider. The nonprofit organization is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. (Planned Parenthood) One of the many services planned parenthood provides is abortion, being a company that supports woman’s rights and health, they give woman the opportunity to have a choice regarding their future. However, abortions are less then one percent
supporters of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides, "vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide" (plannedparenthood.org). Planned Parenthood has been federally funded since 1970; however, because it provides access to safe and legal abortions, pro-life activist wish to cut federal funding for the facility. This debate has been around for decades, but protesters need to realize that Planned Parenthood is a lot more than just abortions. As a woman, I believe the general public and policy makers need to educate themselves on the numerous services that Planned
With almost half the nation divided among their views, abortion remains one of the most controversial topics in our society. Since Roe v. Wade, our views in society as well as following court cases have been progressing toward the woman’s right to choose. The precedent set by Roe v. Wade made the Supreme Court acknowledge that it cannot rule specifically when life begins and it also affirms that it is the woman’s right to have an abortion under the 14th Amendment. In the 1st Amendment, the Establishment Clause forbids the government from passing laws “which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another”. Many Christian pro-lifers use their religious beliefs to dispute when life begins. Although through the Free Exercise
“Trying to block women from getting access to contraception or defunding Planned Parenthood is completely nonsensical from a policy standpoint.” - Richard Carmona, american physician and nurse. This is exactly why Planned Parenthood should not be defunded. It offers many things from contraception, abortion, cancer screenings and preventions along with much more. Also, if they were to be defunded and abortions could no longer go on, many more unplanned pregnancies would happen and the cost of welfare would escalate a lot. Lastly, the number of abortions would go up if Planned Parenthood were to be defunded.
The first recorded account of contraceptives was in 3000 BC when men formulated condoms out of fish bladders and linen sheaths (“A Brief History of Birth Control in the U.S.-Our Bodies Ourselves”). The fact that people have felt the need for contraceptives since 3000 BC is a good testament to the need for modern day ways to prevent pregnancy. According to the same article, in the 1500’s the first spermicide was developed and used, and in 1838 the first modernized rubber condom was invented. After centuries of using different forms of birth control, in 1960, the first oral contraceptive, which was called Enovid, went on the market and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Only eight years later, the inter-uterine device (IUD) was developed and went on the market as the products of Lippes Loop and Copper 7. In 1980, only three and a half decades ago, Paraguard was developed, and oral contraceptives began being made with low doses of hormones to increase their efficiency (“A Brief History of Birth Control in the U.S.-Our Bodies Ourselves”). Over the past several decades, birth control has evolved and made many women’s lives easier, but the ability to obtain contraceptives was not always so
Three percent of Planned Parenthood’s patient care is dedicated to abortions. However when most people think of Planned Parenthood abortion is the first thing to come to mind. People fail to realize that 35 percent of Planned Parenthoods patient care is dedicated to contraception, and 35 percent is dedicated to treatment of sexually transmitted disease (STD) treatments. Not to mention 16 percent of their care is put towards to cancer screening and treatment. People have come to the conclusion that Planned Parenthood needs to be defunded because they provide abortions, and also because of their involvement in selling fetuses to stem cell research. Should they be defunded? Should their funds for such things like birth control or mammograms be
Over the past year there has been a vast amount of discussion dealing with American politics and the American Presidential election. The debates between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton sparked fear in certain races and sexes throughout the world. Of particular interest was the debate revolving around Planned Parenthood and women's rights in America. After Trumps personal take on Planned Parenthood, it became apparent that women's rights could be threatened if he became president. Although Clinton had her flaws, she believed in women's rights and is an advocate for Planned Parenthood. During the election, multiple debates were aired, and during one of the debates the topic of Planned Parenthood came to the forefront. Hearing Trumps argument
This website is sponsored by Google and is used to argue both sides of many controversial issues. It is meant for readers that are for and against abortion or those that have not decided what side to choose. This website provides the pros and cons of abortion, background information, and videos related to the topic. They include that the Supreme Court believes abortion should be a fundamental right to women, however, abortion is also seen as the murder of an innocent, vulnerable, human being yet to be born. Pro-abortionists believe women rights outweigh fetus rights and anti-abortionists believe it causes embryos pain and is unfair to people that
The next decade and decades would be filled with countless court cases in widening and legalizing the reproductive rights of women. Sanger continued to travel throughout the United States and the world lecturing about women’s reproductive rights. The start of Birth Control Federation of American in 1939, now Planned Parenthood Federation of America would give women of America a voice to take control of their reproductive system rights, well at least some
Abortion has always been a controversial topic, and with debates from the recent presidential election bringing abortion back into the spotlight, it is clear that people have varying views as well as a great misunderstanding of abortion. Often, the morality of such action is widely discussed, and stones are quickly thrown. I believe that abortion should be legally and safely obtainable in all cases for women who feel it is the best path to take in their pregnancy.
Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides medical care to men, women, and children. Despite contrary belief, Planned Parenthood is not only an abortion-based service. This organization treats “42 % STD/STI Testing and Treatment, 34% Contraceptives, 3% Abortion Services, 9% Cancer Screenings and Prevention, 11% Other Women 's Health Services, and 1% Other Services” (Planned Parenthood). In fact, Planned Parenthood is a main source of medical protection for low-income families. Furthermore, the main concern conservatives have with this firm is abortion services, meanwhile the government does not pay for abortion procedures. By defunding Planned Parenthood, the American society will suffer due to a variety of medical problems