Plencner 1Gregory PlencnerProfessor Yelena K. Bailey-KirbyEnglish 102 section 10109 November 2015Planned ParenthoodPro-Life or pro-choice, two terms that seem to be an ongoing debate of the society today in the United States. Planned Parenthood is a very controversial topic as of lately in terms of these two phrases. There seems to be a good chunk of society that believes Planned Parenthood is just an abortion clinic. According to O’Malley from Politifact, “97% of all Planned Parenthoodservices are non-abortion related, and in reality decrease the risk of an unwanted pregnancy.” By Planned Parenthood consistently being funded individuals will be able to continue decreasing therisk of an unwanted pregnancy, prevent the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, and being provided proper cancer detecting tests for a better and healthier lifestyle although the opposing side disagrees with these reasons and stance.Planned Parenthood assists a lot with decreasing the risk for an unwanted pregnancy. Planned Parenthood strives to prevent an unwanted pregnancy and does so by assisting in the useof birth control prescriptions and the proper use of condoms. Most individuals believe Planned Parenthood is in the business only for assisting in abortions. However, even if it is true, it is the woman’s body and they deserve to do with it as they wish too. According to Mordecai, “Women have a constitutional right to get an abortion, and it is not a major piece of their services anyways.” Society is pro-life or pro-choice and it is the women’s right to get an abortion if they want too. Planned Parenthood is there to assist in an abortion, but they are also there to prevent
Plencner 2and reduce the risk of abortions. Individuals also have said they want to defund Planned Parenthood due to tax dollars and federal funding paying for abortions.Since 1970, Planned Parenthood has performed more than 6 million abortions. In 2013 alone Planned Parenthood performed a record of only 327,653 Abortions. “Roughly one out of every four abortions in America is carried out in a Planned Parenthood facility.” Planned Parenthood has killed nearly 6 million babies alone and did not give them a living chance or choice. Women have a choice on what they choose to do with their body and the host living off of them. It is the woman’s right to live not the fetus growing inside her as harsh as it sounds.