The Pros And Cons Of Planned Parenthood

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What do Meryl Streep and Barbara Bush have in common? Both are outspoken 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…show more content…
If a person takes the time to conduct a bit of research, they will realize that not all of the information published by the media, or said by biased politicians, is legitimate. Because of this thread, a person's judgment can certainly become clouded with fallacious ideas. Planned Parenthood is not a corrupt organization; in fact, it has become, "America's most trusted reproductive health care provider" (plannedparenthood.org). From the woman whose fertility was saved through the detection of tumors in her ovaries to the uninsured woman diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis, these are the stories that need to be shared. (istandwithpp.org). Regardless of being against Planned Parenthood's services, people should at least realize the domino effect defunding the organization would cause. Millions would lose access to these conveniently located clinics for all-around women's health and family planning services, including financially burdened college students. College students have an increased need for contraceptives. Young adults and college students should not be deprived of affordable health care services.
The most popular misconception shared about Planned Parenthood is that Planned Parenthood is not a 'women's health' facility, but rather an abortion facility. Thus, the war to defund Planned Parenthood becomes a war to end access to safe and legal abortions. Planned Parenthood is not all about
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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

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