This article discussed how planned parenthood is actually funded. It turns out that the government does not actually write a check to planned parenthood to pay for things like abortions and birth control, Planned Parenthood is a form of Medicaid. Medicaid provides health care to people who cannot afford it because of their low incomes or situations. Planned Parenthood provides many medical services to individuals of all race, gender, and ethnicity who are legal citizens of the United States. Many people think that all Planned Parenthood is good for is abortions, which is why people want to get rid of it, when in fact Planned Parenthood does not fund or perform abortions. The government does not fund abortions unless there is a very serious case, such as rape, incest, or deadly danger to the mother.
This article discusses the uproar that the defunding of Planned Parenthood has caused in the United States. The government’s argument is that Planned Parenthood along with Obamacare are costing the taxpayers too much money and need to be terminated. This would leaving millions without health care of any kind. My supporters of Planned Parenthood have been promoting rallies and protests of the bill that would defund Planned Parenthood.
This article covered a broad range of topics. It discussed how the government’s money is used in correspondence to Planned Parenthood, how Planned Parenthood does not provide abortions unless issued okay by the government, and the topic of defunding the organization as well. One major focus was how only 3% of the money the government gives to Planned Parenthood is used for abortion related issues. It discussed something called the “Hyde Law” which states that government money can only be spent on abortions in case of incest, rape, or danger to the mother. If the government chooses to defund Planned Parenthood it does not mean they are shutting it down, it just means that they are ceasing all government spending on it. That means there will be no more money given to it from Medicaid. If this in fact becomes a real thing, than millions of people at or below the poverty line will lose their healthcare. Also, most of the services provided at Planned Parenthood are STD screenings, Pap Smears, and the service of providing birth control.
This article discusses how Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion provider in the United States. Where this might be true, even though they are the largest provider, they can only provide abortions in certain cases which are determined by the Hyde Law. Planned Parenthood provides many other services besides abortions. A lot of anti-abortion activists do not realize or care about the fact that Planned Parenthood is not about abortion, it is about preventing abortions from happening. In essence, this is why it is called “Planned” Parenthood. There is now a war between Planned Parenthood activists and anti-Planned Parenthood activists, which is causing quite an uproar in the government.
This article gave a lot of great facts about Planned Parenthood. It broke down what kind of services Planned Parenthood provides in a year for women, men, and adolescents. There was a small number of abortions done compared to the amount of other services provided. Some of the most common services were pregnancy testing, STD treatment, and birth control administration. The goal of this institution is to stop unplanned pregnancies from happening, and every year Planned Parenthood stops over 500,000 unwanted pregnancies from occurring.