Americans who consider themselves to be pro life or

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Americans, who consider themselves to be Pro-Life or disagree due to religious beliefs, are paying taxes that assist in paying for abortions. According to Hartzler (2019), Planned Parenthood reports performing more than 321,000 abortions while receiving over half a billion dollars a year from the taxpayer (Defund Planned Parenthood). In the United States of America, there are over 3,000 abortions performed daily and twenty-two percent of pregnancies end in abortions (WHO, n.d.). Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest provider of abortions. Although Planned Parenthood does offer other health- related services in (2017) abortions services accounted for 3.4% or 332,757 for the year (Annual Reports). There are a lot of false reports and speculations around the number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood. In 2016 a report showed abortions made up 96% of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy resolution services, while prenatal services, miscarriage care, and adoption referrals accounted for only 2.3% (7,762), 0.4% (1,182) and 1.2% (3,889), respectively” (Defund Planned Parenthood, 2019, para. 3). In fact, these numbers are skewed,
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DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD 3 but over 300,000 abortions are still too many to be paid for by taxpayers.
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