Some argue that since 1970 Planned Parenthood has performed more than 6 million

Some argue that since 1970 planned parenthood has

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Some argue that since 1970, Planned Parenthood has performed more than 6 million abortions. In 2013 alone, according to Planned Parenthood’s obtained data they performed a record of only 327,653 Abortions. Sarah Torre, a reporter from Daily Signal comments, “Roughly one out of every four abortions in America is carried out in a Planned Parenthood facility” (Sarah Torre). 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. Now let us take the 6 million recorded abortions from 1970 to present and the 327,653 abortions that was recorded in 2013. From Planned Parenthood’s annual report from 2013-2014, they have a total of 10,590,433 services performed. Only 327,653 of these were abortions which is only 3% of their total provided services (Michelle Lee).
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Plencner 3 Some argue that Planned Parenthood should be defunded because it is an independently wealthy service location. As one article pointed out on how financially stable Planned Parenthood is, “In reference to their latest report, they have over one billion dollar in total net assets. In 2014 Planned Parenthood’s revenue surpassed by over 90 million dollars” (Reasons to Defund Planned Parenthood, 2). So just because an individual or an entity makes a certain amount of income then the government should not fund this particular person or place anymore? That is like an individual making a lot of income a year and then losing all ties and grants with the government. Planned Parenthood deserves to continue to be funded for the services they provide. One should not lose ties with funding just because they make a good amount of income. Planned Parenthood does not only aid in abortion services, but also provides sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings. By defunding Planned Parenthood, one takes away all these screenings for individuals who look to get this affordable assistance. If defunding continues, the now increased risk of an STD being transmitted throughout hosts has gone up. Planned Parenthood provides roughly 41,000 STI/HIV screening tests each year, and as already mentioned before they aid in birth control and family planning services (Planned Parenthood at a Glance). Not everyone can go to a doctor and afford the STD screening costs. Planned Parenthood has affordable care and costs in order to live a healthier lifestyle. According to Planned Parenthood’s Insurance and Pricing article, “We accept most insurance plans and have low and no-cost options to meet everyone's needs. Eligibility for low- to no-cost services is determined by a variety of factors including income, insurance status, and programs available at your local Planned Parenthood health center” (Insurance and Pricing). What this means is that people who are living in poverty or cannot afford the proper care, Planned Parenthood is able to assist financially.
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Plencner 4 Most women also want to go to a clinic they feel comfortable with and can be at ease.
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  • Teenage pregnancy, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood health center

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