The defenders of Planned Parenthood have reinstated that the organization’s primaryobjective is to provide responsible family planning. Data from the organization indicate thatamong the 10.6 million services offered in the year 2013, 97 percent of them included testing andtreatment of sexually transmitted infections, cancer screening and prevention, contraception,prenatal services, and pregnancy testing. Only 3 percent of the total services were abortionprocedures (Lowen, Pg. 1). Defenders of Planned Parenthood have quoted such figures andstatistics to debunk the argument that the organization has largely been involved in abortionprocedures which is not true. They, therefore, urge the government and donors to continuefunding the organization.The American Bar Association through their article, “The Impact Poverty Has onWomen’s Health,” addresses the limited access to healthcare that women had been experiencingbefore the establishment of the Planned Parenthood that was mostly contributed by poverty andlow-income levels. They defend the organization asserting that Planned Parenthood has made itpossible for women to access quality and affordable care services at almost zero costs. Thearticle concludes by asserting that if the organization is shut down or defunded then manywomen especially those of color will have nowhere else to turn to (American Bar Association,Pg. 3). Besides, the article “Parenthood, Planned” has adequately explained how the governmentfunds the organization and the services covered and what is not covered. The article in defending
3Planned Parenthood explains the use of Medicare in government funding of the organization andclearly states those who stand to lose if the funding is halted (Parenthood Planned, Pg. 1). Thisexplanation should be used to dispel any doubts about any misuse of funds allocated to theorganization.