The defunding would leave women and men without health insurance due to not being able to afford it which would lead to no birth control and screenings needed to remain healthy. Also, defunding of Planned Parenthood would be a big mistake because the organization provides services for approximately 2.6 million women. Medicaid would help with cost of having babies and women with young children who qualify for welfare, but what about the services that Medicaid does not offer to men and women who do qualify for Medicaid or welfare. According to statistics, the federal government budget is 3.3 trillion and Planned Parenthood only gets 500 million, which is a drop in a bucket. The legislators have become insensitive to the needs of the less fortunate when it comes to the health and welfare of citizens. Big powerful special interest groups have interfered with politicians’ decision to do what’s right; it appears that the political system has become corrupted and money plays a big role in their decision and money is very influential in getting the legislators to pass bills. One would believe that our politicians are making the battles between the political parties personally; it appear that if the parties don’t agree with another, they resort to drastic measures such as shutting down the government causing more hardship on
Out of the 2.5 million people who visit Planned Parenthood clinics a year, the majority are low-income women who have no other alternative. Therefore, defunding Planned Parenthood would only prevent patients, who are already struggling financially, from receiving preventative care. Politicians in congress only want to shut down these health centers because they offer access to safe and legal abortions, without considering the people it would affect the most. Politicians are not considerate of the struggle some people deal with to pay for their health care because they do not deal with the same hardships of everyday people like
Many will oppose me and bring up how we should defund planned parenthood because they still perform abortions which, in religious terms, is morally wrong. But defunding Planned Parenthood threatens millions of men and women's chances of any health care. It also won't stop abortions, it will encourage the practice of at-home abortions or them being performed by someone who isn't licensed. The money Planned Parenthood gets from the government doesn't even go towards abortions. It goes towards Health Services.
Even today the fight for reproductive health care has been problematic. Planned parenthood stands as an advocate for woman’s health. Planned Parenthood has strived to make a difference in woman’s reproductive health care and continues to implement their goals as stated in their mission statement: Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. (Planned Parenthood) Planned Parenthood demonstrates their mission statement to the fullest when performing services for anyone who walks into their available centers. Whether the patient in need has a low income, is diverse, has different sexual orientation, is of a young or old age, or lives in a different town Planned Parenthood will help. Planned parenthood does all of this and more because it is a right for woman, men, and teens. Should people who have lower income be refused medical attention? No. Should people of a different race be denied their rights as a U.S citizen? No. Should Planned parenthood, one of the main sex educators and trusted health care providers, be punished for helping and saving the lives of millions around the world? No. If all of these answers are no, why should Congress say yes to defunding Planned Parenthood, it
Civil disobedience is the act of disobeying governmental commands in a peaceful, non-violent, form of protest. Throughout history, peaceful protest have had a positive impact on free society. Peaceful protest have had the biggest impact during the Civil Rights Movement. During this time, many people have led non-violent protest for their rights, including well known African-American Activist, Martin Luther King Jr.. He was most famously known for his speech, I Have a Dream. In the 1950's, the Jim Crow Laws were passed. These laws allowed the dicrimination on people based on their race. Martin Luther King Jr. was a protester who fought against these laws. In his attempt to gain civil rights for blacks, he was arrested. He wrote a letter during his jail period called, the Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Even while King was being treated as a felon, he still continued his protest with the many people who read the letter. His attempt for justice was strongly successful towards the Civil Rights Act in 1964. King was assassinated four years later by James Earl Ray in 1968.
Planned Parenthood is a topic that is continuously discussed in correlation with the concept of money as many believe that it “...emphasizes abortions instead of preventative care” (Attira). Because of birthrights, abortions, and the controversy that surrounds such issues, many individuals believe that the government should not be responsible for providing funding. Therefore, actually defunding Planned Parenthood is often brought up as a solution to the highly-debated consensus of government-funded healthcare services. Although many believe that creating a barrier between opinion and action is a positive push, actually defunding the program would be more catastrophic than perceived. Defunding Planned Parenthood would mean blocking and preventing individuals from receiving the health care that they are reliant on. As a majority of the patients are low-income and living in Medically Underserved Areas, they are dependent on the organization because it is their only source for healthcare. To view in specifics, “In 2013, 78 percent of Planned Parenthood patients had incomes at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty line, which is $36,375 for a family of four” (Four Reasons). A majority of the individuals that are assisted are women of color; 22 percent being Latino and 14 percent being African American according to 2013 statistics. Further so, these two groups
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 is a program that has been helping people pay for essential procedures without a large fee. It should continue to be covered by the government because of the immense help it has offered people for years. As well as the cost is being funded by Title X which is helping other healthcare organizations across the United States. Planned Parenthood, as well as a negative misconception, is that they only help with abortions. Planned Parenthood helps with anything like educating people about their health. Some of the other services Planned Parenthood offers are; Anemia Testing, Colon Cancer Screening, Diabetes Screening, Flu Vaccination, Rape Crisis Counseling Referrals, Routine Physical Exams, Smoking Cessation, Tetanus Vaccination,
Like every other policy there are pros and cons to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and the officials elected by the people of the United States will have to work together to find a compromise for the country. Most people against the Planned Parenthood Action fund are pro-life and mostly just against abortion, but even if Planned Parenthood Federation of America was defunded, abortions would still be legal and still performed, but maybe even more without the free provision of birth control. The only way to stop abortion is to make it illegal, not by defunding Planned Parenthood. Maybe Republican politicians like Carly Fiorina or Ted Cruz will be able to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America in the upcoming years, but maybe the democrats will once again block their attempts and keep The Planned Parenthood Action Fund
What I would like for people to realize is that Planned Parenthood is more that meets they eye. They are more than people give them credit for, and they are more than an abortion clinic. The services they provide range anywhere from sexual education and contraception education to helping with gender identity and sexual orientation, or from reproductive services to cancer screenings and STI testing and treatment. They services they provide are endless, and all equally important. As someone who has struggled with their sexual orientation and with self acceptance, if I had known that Planned Parenthood provided services such as these, I would have taken advantage of them and gotten the guidance that I needed. Having services like these in place can help save thousands of individuals lives. Thousands of individuals struggle with self acceptance, and in the end commit suicide because they didn 't have anyone there to tell them that they were okay and that nothing was wrong with them, that they should be proud of who they are. Many individuals who struggle with gender identity issues, sexual orientation, and self acceptance do not seek help because they do not know where to find it. Defunding Planned Parenthood would dismantle services and programs such as this, and make it even more difficult and even more impossible for individuals struggling to get the help and guidance they need towards self
I still remember the first Time I stood before a Planned Parenthood clinic for a few hours to support
Wade regarding making abortions easily available to women. Planned Parenthood is one of those ways that came about after the case. Now this article discusses the secret side of the clinic and how it would be better if people were able to know more about it.
On Wednesday September 30th the House of Representatives passed a temporary spending bill. President Obama has signed that bill to avoid a government shutdown over the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood to cut spending. Planned Parenthood is the nations largest abortion provider, which is the reason why Republicans want to defund it, along with a recent video leak by anti- abortionist republicans of officials apart of Planned Parenthood discussing the illegal sale of fetal tissue. The video was said to be edited and the group denied any illegal activity. Planned Parenthood receives about twelve percent of its $528.4 million dollars from the government through grants and reimbursements from a law called Title X. Title X gives money to not only Planned Parenthood but also hospitals, schools, health departments, and other non- profits. About the other seventy- five percent of its money comes from patients they are serving insured by Medicaid. A government shutdown would mean that thousands of people working in the government would furlough if Congress did not make this decision.
The term “pro-choice” has fallen out of favor when the American public. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) recently discovered that the word just does not seem to have the power to motivate the general population in the way it did when it was first coined. And while other pro-abortion groups may continue to use it, Planned Parenthood is attempting to cast a wider net by abandoning it all together.
In 2011 a legislation passed in Texas made the access citizens have to abortion to be severely restricted. This new legislation made it so that women would feel ashamed and conflicted about a decision that they were otherwise certain about making. One of the results of this is that women must now listen to a detailed description of their ultrasound 24 hours before their scheduled abortion. Another effect since the implementation of this legislation is that many clinics had no choice but to close; twelve out of thirty four clinics in Texas closed in 2013, as they could not secure the proper hospital privileges that the legislation demanded. Texas has even reduced its funding towards family planning and completely removed Planned Parenthood, an organization well known for its pro-choice stance, from state funding (Grossman et al.). By removing this support, women who choose or have chosen abortion now feel as though they are the ones in the wrong, not the law. There is no doubt this law was set in place in hopes women would feel guilty and change their minds about abortion. Even if the women still choose to abort after this, they will feel more uncomfortable and ashamed about their