Sidhu 1Parnit Sidhu3-20-18Mr.MichelsonCapstoneRepublican Crisis or Health Crisis? Seeking the truth to U.S Government funding moneyI.Origins of government: Republican crisis or Health crisis?In 1916 Planned Parenthood was made for women to this live a strong and healthy life. This idea came from women being able to control their own bodies. On October 16, 1916, Margaret Sanger, her sister Ethel Byrne & activist Fania Mindell opened up the country’s first Birth Control clinic in Brownsville, Brooklyn. All 3 of them were charged with “sharing birth control information”. In addition, Planned Parenthood became renowned once Margaret was finished with her 30 day sentence in jail, because of how she refused to pay her fine (Planned Parenthood, 2018). The 3 women had there clinic shut down permanently, but that didn’t stop Margaret from telling other women about her plan. Those brave ladies are why we have a Planned ParentHood today. Though Republicans want to decrease funds for Planned Parenthood and shut it down completely, protesters stand outside Planned Parenthood “clinics calling on politicians to end federal funding for the century-old organization” (Colin Dwyer, 2017). A bunch of women protested claiming Sidhu 2
the anti-abortion rally. The protest that occured in St. Louis was just a “a microcosm of the flurryof protests and counter protests in cities across the U.S.”.These supporters are against Planned Parenthood being shut down. According to Leslie Hanks, she is an anti - abortion demonstrator claiming that, she hopes that President Donald Trump makes the right decision when it comes to defunding Planned Parenthood, because it is the least thing that should happen. “President Trumphas blocked U.S. aid money from supporting groups that provide or "promote" abortion in other countries” (Colin Dwyer, 2017).Women Protested for Planned Parenthood all over from Denver, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Women all over the U.S. support and are for Planned Parenthood, and not too have it be defunded or taken away. 11 years ago, a women by the name of Colleen found a lump on her breast, and didn’t have enough money for a private doctor. So Colleen went to Planned Parenthood and was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Colleen went through chemotherapy, radiation, a lumpectomy, and five years of hormone treatment. Colleen claimed if she would of never went to Planned Parenthood, she probably wouldn’t be here today. Republicans have been opposed to Planned Parenthood claiming it hides “criminals” and that the government should defund it, because the government over funds it already. Planned Parenthood is a clinic of confidence, Republicans made a claim that it covers up pimps, rapist, and sex traffickers. For a reader to come to an conclusion about which side to go with, they must decide whether Planned Parenthood clinics are helping improve women’s lives or are these clinics covering crime.Sidhu 3II. Increasing The Abortion Rates?
After these lawmakers cut Planned Parenthood’s fundings, they’ve closed more than 80 family planning clinics (Corbett, 2017). These extreme measures closed more than 80 clinics,