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(41 percent). Contraceptive services and other women’s health services followed at 34 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Abortion services accounted for 3 percent of affiliate medical services.” (GAO). As seen in the data, the majority of services that Planned Parenthood provides are meant to curb abortions. So those who want to lower abortion should actually be in favor of Planned Parenthood and the contraceptives and treatment that they provide.Grounded in Catholic social teaching is the deep regard for an individual's conscience. Also rooted in catholic teaching and tradition, is the respect to a woman's rights and support for other religions and beliefs. The Catechism states that ‘a human being must always obey the certain judgment of his conscience.’ So, as a Catholic thereis some room to support a pro-choice position on abortion because of the respect for one's conscience while making decisions.Another reason to support Planned Parenthood is because it aligns with the “Principles of Catholic Social Thought”. Catholics have an obligation to have a special concern for the poor, this is taught through the “preferential option for the poor”. It is the
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Catholic social teaching, Rerum Novarum, Planned Parenthood Federation of America