Arguments Against Planned Parenthood

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Imagine a world where a small group of people could destroy a nation-wide organization with slanderous lies. If the Republicans in Congress get their way, Americans wouldn’t have to imagine. Defunding the Planned Parenthood Federation of America over a false accusation would be harmful to the health and finances of American citizens. Planned Parenthood is an organization that provides many essential health services for both men and women. Not only do these services directly benefit millions of people, but the scientific advancements made possible by Planned Parenthood have improved the lives of many more. In addition, supporting Planned Parenthood with federal funds saves taxpayers’ money in the long run.

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Fetal tissue research has led to the development of polio and rubella vaccines, and has been used to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease (Gale Encyclopedia of American Law). Despite how many people this has, and will continue to, help, it has been the center of major controversy. An anti-abortion …show more content…
In fact, the opposite is true. “Halting federal funds to Planned Parenthood would shrink spending by $520 million in the short run – but, over the first decade, it would cost taxpayers an additional $650 million,” an article from the Washington Post stated. The article also stated that taking the PPFA away “would take basic health care away from people who need it most --- those who are struggling to get by, who rely on Medicaid or have no health insurance.” The only way these people would be able to get the health care they need would be by a visit to the emergency room, which is much more expensive than an ordinary doctor’s appointment and is payed for by taxpayers. Additionally, as patients no longer had access to birth control or safe abortions (which, by the way, aren’t funded by the government), the number of unplanned births would increase. Many of these births would be covered by Medicaid, and many of those children would be eligible for Medicaid, along with other

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