Planned Parenthood had saved many lives and ultimately changed the way the American society thinks about safe sex. The majority of the United States takes Planned Parenthood Institutional teachings reliable, and affective. If this law did succeed against Griswold, the United States as a whole would be different in contraceptives. It would not be a right for both men and women to use contraceptives and protect themselves if it wasn't for Griswold that stood up against the Connecticut law. A devastating impact on society would take away peoples rights to be able to prevent from getting pregnant.
Their services include screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and infections among other things regarding contraception. House speaker Paul Ryan has spoken out about Republicans plan to defund Planned Parenthood. I believe that we should continue to fund Planned Parenthood, this health center serves up to 2.5 million people each year from all different economic classes. Ever since Roe v. Wade, there has been serious controversy on abortion, and because of the mixed opinions I believe all federal funding for planned parenthood, would not be towards abortion, but for other sexual health
I am a social work student at Frostburg State University and I have completed a policy analysis on the defunding of Planned Parenthood. I oppose defunding of Planned Parent because I believe it serves a good purpose in communities. Defunding of Planned Parenthood would remove all federal funding and allow states to take away state funding from them. Without the 500 million dollar yearly funding that Planned Parenthood receives they will have to shut down a numerous amount of their clinics and many of the nine million clients will not have anywhere to go to for preventive and family planning services. In 2012, Texas stopped funding Planned Parenthood with state aid.
Inevitably, it would result in many more unplanned pregnancies which would equal more abortions. Really, if people want that number to go down they should be in favor of increasing the funding of Planned Parenthood. Supporting why the business should not be defunded since women would have the access to and be able to afford birth control and the number of abortions would go down, but if the government defunds them then women are not going to be able to get birth control to stop the unplanned pregnancy, which causes the abortions rise. Arguing to this the people wanting the defunding would say that the number of abortions would just continue to rise since Planned Parenthood if offering them. Which is untrue since they also offer contraception in which people could use to prevent unplanned pregnancies which lowers the abortion
Many people would argue that if the government were to stop funding Planned Parenthood that thousands of women would lose access to the medical care they need, but this is simply not true. There are alternative options to Planned Parenthood that provide safe primary care treatment, contraception, sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, and cancer screenings. In the article “If Planned Parenthood goes, where do women go?” Charles C. Camosy, an associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University, states, “Rather than the one-size-fits-all franchise approach of Planned Parenthood, these community health centers nicely embody the principle of subsidiarity in responding to the diverse local needs of women — whether in
Abortion opponents want this bill passed because it would reduce the amount of abortions being performed in the country. Planned parenthood serves mainly lower income women, and if Planned Parenthood could not perform abortions for a year, few lower income women could get abortions. Some could get abortions by paying more for them, but not all. The reason abortion opponents are pushing for this is recent reports that Planned Parenthood has been selling fetal tissue for research. This has not been proven.
The support Planned Parenthood provides, gives a reproductive justice framework. The service sand information the provide combats the “sidewalk consolers” who aim is to dissuade women from women from carrying out their reproductive right to choose what they can do with
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.
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.
Planned Parenthood performs many breast exams, which are needed to detect early cancer, and pap tests, which can find pre-cancerous cells. There’s no question that Planned Parenthood helps prevent and treat very serious sexually transmitted infections and diseases. Moreover, the organization tests for and treas STI’s quite inexpensively. Without Planned Parenthood, women who are uninsured or have a low income would have nowhere to go to get these necessary tests done. Yet in 2015, the republicans attempted to shut down the United States government over funding women’s
Before Roe v. wade the number of deaths from illegal abortions was around 5000 and in the 50s and 60s the number of illegal abortions ranged from 200,000 to 1.2 million per year. These illegal abortions pose major health risks to the life of the woman including damage to the bladder, intestines as well as rupturing of the uterus. The choice to become a mother must be given to the woman most importantly because it’s her body, her health, and she will be taking on a great responsibility. A woman’s choice to choose abortion should not be restricted by anyone; there are multiple reasons why abortion will be the more sensible decision for the female.
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
The Right to Abortion On January 22, 1973, in a 7-2 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down it’s landmark decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, which recognized that the constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions — including the decision to have an abortion without interference from politicians (Planned Parenthood). There are many moments in history when Roe v. Wade has been so close to being overturned, yet it is still in place. Abortion should stay legal, or not overturned, for the health of women everywhere. First, this important case took place at the time of abortion being illegal in most states, including Texas, where Roe v. Wade began.
). Pro choice activists feel that states have once again have interfered with a woman’s choice to choose. One error made by abortion supporters is that they believe that states are now creating hostile conditions for woman to have abortions. According to “Abortion Rights are Threatened”, states are mandating that woman receive “biased” counseling and that parental involvement requirements become harsher for minors electing to have abortions.
Not only would it provide another option to a difficult decision, it could help benefit society. Women have abortions for many different reasons and we should respect their reasons. One of the top reasons on why women don’t have abortions is “Having a baby would dramatically change my life (i.e interfere with education, employment and ability to take care of existing children and other dependents) (74% in 2004 and 78% in 1987)” (Knapp, 2007, pg.