Ariel BallardFebruary 17, 2017Composition 1 Expository- Final DraftPlanned ParenthoodThis essay argues the reasoning behind not defunding Planned Parenthood as it helps Americans everyday with reproductive and preventative health for both men and women. To begin my argument I would like to state facts about Planned Parenthood and what is federally funded. Planned Parenthood offers a variety of services to Americans, one being birth control. Not only do they offer the typical “pill,” but also nineteen other options including information on abstinence. The twenty options offered each have a page of information offered on the website to inform women about the options available to them. The morning after pill is also offered through Planned Parenthood. They have three options available and information to help determine which is best for the patient. Birth control is also offered to men through Planned Parenthood as well. They also offer STD or STI testing to both men and women, while also offering information on more than twelve types of STD/STIs on their website to better inform the public. They also offer a tool on their website to help better determine if you would need to be seen by a health provider in the case that you would have contracted a STD or STI. Another common service offered is pregnancy services; which includes pregnancy tests and prenatal care.