What´s Planned Parenthood?

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One in three Texas women do not have a regular healthcare provider after defunding Planned Parenthood (Sullivan). Planned Parenthood was established on October 16, 1916, as an organization helping to prevent breast cancer, STI’s, diseases, and also give affordable contraceptives to its patients. Their mission is to help the men and women who have no healthcare because of the rising prices, by having a low-cost effective program. From political leaders to magazines, Planned Parenthood is portrayed to only have abortion services, which is only 3% of what they do. Planned Parenthood, an organization that helps prevent diseases in men and women, is something that you should invest money and awareness in because many people do not have the money…show more content…
Planned Parenthood gives affordable healthcare through tax money and donations to the people of lower classes that cannot afford a regular healthcare provider. Last year, they received 528 million dollars which many other organizations, government officials, and presidential candidates do not agree with. Presidential candidates are among the many that still do not agree with funding Planned Parenthood with taxpayers money while men and women can not pay for any health care alone. One of the largest stereotypes about Planned Parenthood is that more abortions are made than any other practice. The largest service they perform is STI screenings which are 42 percent while abortions are only 3 percent. The most apparent reason to not defund Planned Parenthood is that many people rely on that foundation for more than STI prevention, but for a regular…show more content…
In 2013, Planned Parenthood had 2.7 million patients (Who We Are). Being only 3% of what they do, 327,653 abortions were performed. Many women use birth control for different reasons, ranging from regulation to preventing pregnancies. They estimated preventing 516,000 unintended pregnancies by birth control, which is 34 percent of their services. They conduct 400,000 cervical cancer screenings and 500,000 breast examinations per year. There were four and a half million STI tests and treatments in 2013. Without Planned Parenthood many women and men would not found out about breast cancer, women may never have found out about their cervical cancer, and some women may have never know that being pregnant can kill her and her child. There are 2.7 million people in the United States that are alive from their services and are still using their healthcare. Also, millions of people could not have treated STI’s. Planned Parenthood is the reason millions of people are still alive
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