Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides reproductive health services in the United States and internationally. Each year federal and state governments provide the organization with $528 million in funding (40% of its annual budget). The majority of this funding comes from Medicaid which subsidizes reproductive healthcare for low-income women. In 2014, abortions accounted for 3% of the services they provided. The majority of the other services include screening for and treating sexually transmitted diseases and infections and providing contraception. Proponents of fundi…Read more
It is not anyone's choice but the woman's choice there are so many circumstances that require abortions or birth control such as rape unwanted pregnancy egg topic pregnancy or other life-threatening conditions that make it extremely dangerous for the mom or the baby.
In these events other than an unwanted pregnancy, then the mother should be able to get an abortion. Planned Parenthood should not be able to provide abortions to just anyone who wants an abortion, rather to those who are in medical need of one. In this event, an abortion should be paid for by insurance or Medicaid/Medicare, depending on which one the mother uses.
Defunding planned parenthood will not stop abortion but instead make them less safe leading to higher mortality rates among young women.
I agree; removing funding from a safe source of abortion will only lead to more unnecessary deaths, and will encourage people to break the law in order to keep themselves safe or have control over their own body.
It's the woman's choice and pro-choice doesn't mean pro-abortion. We shouldn't have laws put on our bodies.
States that have criminalized abortions have seen an increase in rates of diy abortions. Planned parenthood provides birth control, preventative care, and health screenings for those with and without insurance. Where health insurance rates are becoming less affordable and accessible, women and teenage girls can still be provided with care.
Planned parenthood provides much more than abortions. They can offer tests, screenings, checkups, std tests etc.
If that's the case, then why did most of Planned Parenthood shut down when Roe v. Wade was overturned?
It's a common misconception that most of Planned Parenthood shut down after Roe v. Wade was overturned. In reality, Planned Parenthood continues to operate, providing a wide range of healthcare services. For example, they conduct over 650,000 cancer screenings and prevention programs annually. The organization is a vital resource for many, especially in areas where affordable healthcare is scarce.
If we focus on the impact of defunding, consider this: in Texas, a study found that after the state cut funding to Planned Parenthood, there was a significant increase in childbirth among low-… Read more
If that's the case, then why did most of Planned Parenthood shut down when Roe v. Wade was overturned? It seems that their money maker was abortion.
Planned Parenthood has recently been spending record high amounts of money on their abortion programs. This has increased the sale of abortions and therefore killing more unborn. Yes, they offer many other good programs
I understand the weight of your concerns, truly I do. It's important to remember though that only about 3% of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services. The vast majority of their funds go towards preventive measures like contraceptives and cancer screenings. Just imagine all the lives that could be saved with early detection of cancers. Isn't prevention of unwanted pregnancies a step towards reducing the number of abortions? What are your thoughts on focusing more on preventive measures?
Planned parenthood offers more than just abortions and lifesaving to those who don't have insurance. planned parenthood offers all kinds of health checkups! Even if a woman went to go get an abortion that is her choice!
It's important to recognize that Planned Parenthood provides comprehensive healthcare services beyond abortions, and for many individuals, it is their primary source of healthcare. People seek a variety of services there, and each person's healthcare choices and needs should be respected.
I agree with this comment, it allows for all types of advantages to not only young and old parents, but people who should not even be parents (under prepared teenagers). It builds an overall buffer in the risk of pregnancy.
Planned Parenthood may offer some beneficial health services but they need to choose whether or not they want to go all in on abortion. They want abortion up to birth and that no matter how you spin it is none better than medically assisted murder. It may be a woman’s choice to get an abortion but first it was her choice to get pregnant with the exception of rape. We need to train responsibility and no life should suffer because of your bad mistakes, especially a baby.
Less than 3% of abortions are used for the mother's physical well-being and the well-being of the child. It should be abolished, but at the very least be funded by donations and not by the government/taxpayer's dollars.
Women should have the right to their bodies and shouldn't be forced to bare children they don't wish to have especially because it can cause child abuse or even suicide. Motherhood is a very difficult thing and should be a choice rather than a forced role.
Yes, but it's not only because of possible child abuse or even suicide. The argument about abortion boils down to basic human anatomy which should always be granted regardless of possible consequences. Moreover, Planned Parenthood doesn't only provide abortion services, and thus, one has to consider the significance of furthering access to sex education, STD testing, and birth control.
Planned Parenthood does many helpful things like provide sex education, contraceptives, pelvic exams, Pap tests, cancer screenings, and testing and treatment for vaginal infections. It’s not just abortions! Getting rid of planned parenthood funding means getting rid of free access to all the life enriching services I’ve listed.
Getting rid of planed parenthood funding would get rid of many other things then just abortions. I also think that men or other people who don't have a vagina or uterus should decision on sex education, or medical help for women.
Planned parenthood is a much needed resource. It helps all young people with more than just abortions. They help with sex education, pelvic exams, Pap tests, and so much more. And people need to understand that its not inappropriate to talk about these things, but its educational. And a human need, its all normal and most people go through these things. So yes all of planned parenthood needs to be funded.
Yes, their services reach far beyond abortions and can save many lives through cancer screening, prenatal services, and adoption referrals
Planned Parenthood serves 2.4 million people yearly. It's not just about abortions, but overall health. It's a critical part of our collective healthcare consciousness. Lives depend on these services and to deny them is to deny life.
Planned Parenthood is taking more lives than it is saving. They are already denying life by denying babies the right to be alive, the right to be born and live. A small percentage of modern abortions are for health reasons, and the majority is women just not wanting the baby. It is also detrimental to mental health after you get an abortion, and many women tell stories of intense regret after the fact.
Absolutely not. Planned Parenthood is enriched by the business of abortion and has advertised it as the best option and fought hard against people who call them out on their nonsense and infanticide. The government should not promote infanticide even if they have services that "help" there's more businesses than just Planned Parenthood.
1. Heath care is not a right
2. Charity should be funded by charity not government
3. Any politically charged health item should NOT be funded by government without voice of the people approval
4. State should decide these Mayer for their state
5. What right does anyone have to take my property and wealth through taxes and use it without allowing my vote on the matter.
If planned parenthood is not funded, the unwanted babies will not have proper parenting and put into adoptions/ foster care where most kids don't find a home
If a four-year-old was put into foster care or had a poor quality of life, the killing of the child would obviously not be justified for such reasons. Why would such a thing be for a child that is younger and just in the womb?
It's crucial to differentiate between the unique circumstances of a four-year-old child and a fetus in the womb. The comparison, while emotive, doesn't take into account the complexities involved in the issue of abortion. For instance, consider a woman facing severe health risks due to her pregnancy. If the government doesn't fund Planned Parenthood, she might not have access to a safe, legal abortion, putting her life at risk. Shouldn't the woman's existing life and health be taken into account? What are your thoughts on this?
In low-income areas, Planned Parenthood offers an affordable assertion to healthcare, and without it, low-income communities have a higher risk of going undetected with breast cancer, by up to 24% as said by Planned Parenthood themselves.
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