Planned Parenthood Essay

1319 Words May 18th, 2014 6 Pages
Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood federation of America (PPFA), better known as Planned Parenthood, is a non-profit organization that provides healthcare and family planning services. Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate (Planned). Planned Parenthood receives federal funding to help practice the services they provide, but some groups believe that funding this organization is morally wrong. Critics of Planned Parenthood say the Government should not continue to fund this organization because of the certain services they provide. To cut funding from this organization would be wrong and would absolutely jeopardize individuals and families who seek assistance from it.
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Another reason would be that abortion is the main service they profit from and focus on, and because of that they should be defunded. Others argue that even though funding does not directly go to abortion services provided by Planned Parenthood, that it frees up money from other services to be directed to abortions (Rovner). There has been progress for these groups, for they have lobbied state and national government, which has, lead some legislators to propose legislation that reduces or expelling funding in certain states. Amongst these states that have been affected are Tennessee, Indiana, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Texas, Kansas, and North Carolina (Keen). The state most affected was Texas, as Planned Parenthood was defunded completely, and 47 billion dollars were cut the organization (Keyes). Many groups also have pulled funding from Planned Parenthood, as a result of the controversy with the controversy of their abortion services. Many seem to believe that Planned Parenthood is an unmoral organization that doing more harm then good. The critics of Planned Parenthood just focus on the issue of abortion, and ignore all the other important services that they provide to women and families. The goal of Planned Parenthood is to help, not destroy.

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