Pro choice advocates argue that the decision whether

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Pro-choice advocates argue that the decision whether to terminate a pregnancy is a deeply personal and private matter in which lawmakers should not intrude (Lee and Sprague 2). In my career as a nurse I have had the opportunity to care for patients who were seeking legal termination of pregnancy. None of these patients took the decision lightly and all expressed knowledge of the consequences of the procedure. I firmly believe that access to family planning, contraception and abortion services gives women and their partners the ability to have children when they are ready and able to take care of them. As a concerned health care professional, I recognize that the Planned Parenthood organization provides much needed education about family planning and contraception to men and women in low income areas, a valuable service in these uncertain economic times. While I agree that we must find ways to cut deficit spending and reduce federal debt, I don’t believe that reducing subsidies to Planned Parenthood would be an effective solution. I also believe that the attempt to pull the organization into the debate about the federal deficit is a thinly veiled attack on the legality of abortion, a topic that was decided in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court and should no longer be an issue of controversy in this country.
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All women, including those in low income areas, have a legal right to seek services related to family planning and abortion. Reducing funding to Planned Parenthood would greatly impact access to these important services and could result in a higher birth rate to an already financially strained population. Works Cited Bixby, Robert L. "Perspectives on the Federal Budget: The Hard Road to Deficit Reduction." Journal of Housing & Community Development 68.1 (2011): 6-11. Academic Search Complete . EBSCO. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. Chittom, Lynn-Nore, and Heather Newton. "Counterpoint: Pro-Life Activists Need to Push the Anti-Abortion Agenda." Points of View: Abortion (2009): 3. Points of View Reference Center . EBSCO. Web. 14 Apr. 2011. Clemmitt, Marcia. "National Debt." CQ Researcher 18 Mar. 2011: 241-64. Web. 23 Apr. 2011.
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