Pros And Cons Of Defund Planned Parenthood

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For years republicans have been trying to defund Planned Parenthood, and at this moment in history, they are closer towards their goal than ever. With a republican majority senate, and a republican as president, the fight to defund Planned Parenthood only faces minimal resistance. Republicans, more specifically the Trump Administration, like to hide behind their religious beliefs and values when it comes to their ideas regarding Planned Parenthood. They tend to only focus aspects that they disagree with while paying no mind to the good that Planned Parenthood does. These republicans that are working to defund Planned Parenthood and oppose Planned Parenthood so strongly tend to only focus on the belief that defunding Planned Parenthood would…show more content…
Today more than four million American individuals rely on Title X and its services. Without Title X, over four million individuals will lost the affordable preventive health care they have. Doing away with Title X is also doing away with women 's rights, and a woman 's control over her own body. I know that many of you believe that doing away with federal funding for Planned Parenthood is for the best, but in actual reality it is probably one of the worst things you could do. Doing away with Title X would lead to more unintended pregnancies because women 's access to affordable birth control would be cut off. Not only would their access to affordable birth control be cut off, but also their access to STI testing and treatments, and their access to life-saving cervical and breast cancer…show more content…
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
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