Essay on The Planned Parenthood Act Of 2015

1806 Words Oct 1st, 2015 8 Pages
It was the 1870’s when women did not have the same equal rights as men in America, could not vote, or hold a place in society. In addition to giving birth to an uncontrollable amount of babies during this time period, women were unable to gain access to certain preventative measures such as birth control. In an effort for women to gain control over their lives, Margaret Sanger promoted the idea of contraception through the Planned Parenthood movement. Planned Parenthood, is a program that has been servicing communities for over 100 years, providing sexual health care and preventative services for women. Now in the year 2015, “the Grand Old Party”, or Republican Party, is threatening to defund Planned Parenthood to avoid government a shutdown in efforts to save federal funding. While the government believes defunding the program will create financial savings, the consequences of cutting the program in communities, especially those with low income, could in fact be detrimental.
The Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 came about when evidence of recorded video footage of obtaining tissue from aborted fetuses for research became public knowledge. For some time now, Republicans wanted to defund such programs as Planned Parenthood, as Republicans view their primary service as an “abortion clinic.” The recent footage that has been discovered has amplified their notion to further defund the program. According to Annas and Mariner (2011), “the two major reasons why…

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