One of the bigger debates within the government and country as a whole has been planned parenthood. Many people see planned parenthood as a good thing that helps women, while others see it as a moral dilemma.

The biggest controversy that has risen from planned parenthood would be the abortion. As there are two sides the pro-choice and the pro-life. According to Planned Parenthood 3 in 10 women will have an abortion by the time that they are 45 years old. This is for a many number of things from the pregnancy being bad for their health to having been sexually assaulted which led to the pregnancy to them just not being ready. However, in this case there are other options like adoption, which is most times the argument of pro-life.

Abortion is not the only service that Planned Parenthood provides, however. They help people with birth control, education on parenthood, breast exams for breast cancer, treating sexually transmitted diseases, and much more. According to one website, abortion is really only 3% of the planned parenthood pie.

One of the biggest services that Planned Parenthood provides is birth control, which a good amount of people are against since it stops a life from being born. However, what a lot of these people don’t know is that a most people take birth control pills to help with hormone imbalances, stabilizing their periods, and other problems that aren’t commonly known.

Another problem that people have with Planned Parenthood is that it is a government funded organization, which means that tax dollars go to it. This is a problem to people because they are indirectly paying for something that they are morally against. But if the government stops funding them, they will have to rely on private donations which may only last for a while meaning that all the positive services they provide will no longer be available at an affordable price.



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1 Comment
  1. Katie 10 months ago


    I completely agree, one of the biggest debates in politics is the moral dilemma over abortions, which has now turned into the debate over planned parenthoods. I really like how you explained all of the different things planned parenthood does, other than just abortions. Often that information is never talked about so audiences are wrongly informed that planned parenthoods are an “abortion factory.” The statistic you mention about only 3% of planned parenthood services are abortions was a really eye opening fact. States have started to defund planned parenthood, do you think that is constitutional? Should these states be allowed to defund a program that offers so much education and help to the youth of America?

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