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Devanshu Gulati October 20, 2016 Planned Parenthood Discussion and Reflection Report Planned Parenthood refers to a not for profit organization that aims to provide reproductive healthcare and assist in family planning. There has been a widespread debate over the legitimacy of Planned Parenthood’s actions, which has led to conjecture about whether or not the federal government should continue to fund it. The debate was sparked by several anti abortion groups with the Center for Medical Progress being at the forefront, that released covert video footage of Planned Parenthood officials illegally selling fetal parts at their clinics. This has caused several conservatives who were already against abortion to come out and protest against Planned Parenthood, which has led to a national debate which is centered around defunding the program. Defunding the Planned Parenthood program would have a widespread societal impact. A major social issue that was identified during the discussion on Planned Parenthood was the fact that underprivileged and poorer sections of society would not get as much as much access to family planning resources. Planned Parenthood has proven cases where they have helped families avoid unwanted pregnancies, thereby easing the process of family planning. Defunding the program would result in fewer women going to get professional advice from
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