This current debate whether Planned Parenthood should be funded by the Federal Government is a hot issue in the current election. It has become, not only a nationwide issue, but also worldwide where people from all around the world are able to put in their input on the argument. There are many people who
The topic of aborting an innocent fetus has been overwhelmingly controversial in the United States. The two sides to this ongoing debate is pro-life advocates and pro-choice advocates. Abortion is the ending of a pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus; whether it is an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Abortions are most often performed during the first twenty-eight weeks of pregnancy and can be performed as a medical or surgical procedure. Medical abortions include two types of abortion pills; while the surgical procedures include vacuum aspiration and dilation and evacuation. Ultimately, I am one of the many “pro-lifers”, and I strongly agree that abortion should be illegal because it negatively affects our people. Women across the nation are becoming impregnated and following a short amount of judgement time, turn to abortion to solve their problems but in the end hurt themselves with this decision. Abortions should be illegal because it is immoral and unconstitutional, causes severe mental and physical issues, and negatively impacts the economy. “During the ancient Roman times it has been supposed that abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as our civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life”
Planned parenthood has been a topic of controversy the last couple of years, as people throughout the nation ask whether or not the healthcare organization should be defunded. When video footage was released in 2015 of “Planned Parenthood medical officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue to researchers,” it seemed likely that federal funds would be revoked as backlash from the public was noted (Welch). Although the nonprofit organization does offer the termination of unplanned pregnancies, the organization offers many more services to women and men, such as free birth control and yearly health checkups “backed by medical experts and more than 100 years of research in reproductive health” (Planned Parenthood). As many people struggle financially to provide for their families, Planned Parenthood’s services are a relief to those who otherwise would not be able to afford healthcare, which is why the organization should not be defunded.
Twenty to thirty million legal abortions occur worldwide each year. The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between – (Mother Teresa). Before 1973, individual states were allowed to decide whether abortion would be legal within their borders. The topic of abortion and whether or not it is right or wrong is a constant debate in todays society. Everyone has their own beliefs on the matter, but it should not be a question of what we believe, it should be the question of whether or not this procedure should be considered an illegal act. There are hundreds of woman everyday that have an abortion, and hundreds of innocent lives being slaughtered legally. The fact that this procedure is legal in the U.S, and that people actually see it as their “choice” or “right” to abort the baby, disturbs me immensely. Preforming the procedure of an abortion should be illegal in all states because abortion is murder, the fetuses can feel the pain during the procedure, and abortion can lead to psychological damage.
In Texas (Texas being the first state in America to cancel Medicaid funding), Governor Abbot recently informed Planned Parenthood that the state is cutting off the organization from the state’s Medicaid program stated by Andy Sullivan in the article “Texas Tries To Stitch a Safety Net without Planned Parenthood”, as recently released undercover videos show evidence of violations. Another huge thing they have been under fire for is whether or not they are making a profit off of abortions, if they are making a profit off of abortions the government strongly
The United States Government should fund women's health care programs which supports reproductive health, safety against unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, and if needed, abortions. More and more facilities such as Planned Parenthood, those who help women looking for abortions, are being shut down because of lack of funds. Melissa Reed, president & CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone, said March 13 that the life terminating business “has made the difficult strategic decision to consolidate health services by closing two centers located in Easton and Bristol to reduce the costs of duplication associated with running two sites in close proximity to others.”(life site) The government should fund abortions because if a woman wants to do it then she should have the right. They can't control other people's bodies.
The Mexico City Policy, also known by opponents as “The Global Gag Rule”, was originally introduced as an executive order by president Ronald Reagan in 1984. The policy was made to withhold U.S. family planning, funding and assistance from foreign NGOs (non-profits) that include reproductive health organizations and included private hospitals and clinics that perform or publicize abortions. “In countries where abortion is permitted, the policy prohibits health workers at NGOs that receive U.S. funding from offering abortion as an option or referring women to a provider” (PAI).
Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization that does research into and gives advice on contraception, family planning, and reproductive problems. Recently Planned Parenthood has had controversy for many pro-life members creating videos that pro-life members have altered to making many believe Planned Parenthood organizations harvest and sell fetal body parts, and give abortions when they women are too late during their pregnancy. While Planned Parenthood has showed how they are federally funded, where money comes from to support their organization, and how pro-life members falsely accused them of harvesting and selling fetal parts many are still concerned. Do to recent controversy that Planned Parenthood has harvested and sold fetal body parts many believe Planned Parenthood shouldn’t be supported but, considering the accommodating services offered by Planned Parenthood it should remain federally funded. Planned Parenthood should remain federally funded because of their accommodating services, promoting research and technology in reproductive health care,
Recently the Senate voted 53-46 for a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit organization with the goal of providing reproductive care to everyone “regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence” (plannedparenthood.org). Requiring a 3/5 majority to pass, the bill was rejected, falling short of the required majority by six votes.
To begin, H.R.3134, is more specifically a prohibition on the availability of federal funds to go to Planned Parenthood and its partners for a year, until they certify that their company and its associates won’t perform nor provide funds to other institutions that perform abortions during this period of time. However, women who want to terminate their pregnancies during this period, due to rape, incest, or life endangerment, are allowed to do
This is a very one sided article, that only talks about the negative aspects of closing abortion clinics, however, unlike many other articles, it provides solid arguments in favor of its opinion. Interestingly, this has been a long debate, with government deciding in 1973 to make it illegal to fund abortions within the bounds of the family planning program. However, what’s important to realize is the so called global gag rule, which states that money will be taken from other programs, like HIV prevention and contraception if organization even advises anything regarding abortion. This is making abortion a taboo, with women unable to talk about it and as a result, they are left with unsafe
In 2010, President Barack Obama signed an executive order to enforce that federal loans would not be used in abortion services (“Background: “Should” 4). The pros and consist of the choice being available to women when they need it and the cons consist of safety concerns for the living fetus. As a nation, Abortion needs to be made illegal because life begins at conception because abortion is unsafe, a waste of money, a loss of opportunity, and a toll of psychological pain.
The National Abortion Federation is an organization that supports all of the above views and more and publishes numerous resources covering a wide range of subjects related to abortion for health care providers, medical educators, patients and the public. In face of myths and misinformation about abortion, NAF's resources provide medically accurate information that enables women and the public to make informed choices. Their policy focus on the importance of women having access to safe and legal abortion options. They believe that in recent years Congress has made this impossible by banning safe abortion procedures, voting to make a fetus a person for the purposes of federal criminal law, and restricted access to abortion for federal employees, military dependents, Native Americans, and low-income women. They quote the fact that during his eight year stay in office President Bush has nominated over 200 anti-choice judges to the federal bench, has made a host of other anti-choice appointments to non-judicial posts, and has signed anti-choice legislation passed by Congress, and has used his administration to further policies limiting access to safe and legal abortions. Their view is that abortion providers offer quality care to woman in the face of hostility, harassment, and threats of violence. They advise that reproductive health care providers undertake comprehensive security measures to keep staff and
Before reading chapter 8 I had no idea what international family planning really was, and I have a feeling I’m not the only one who didn’t. I believe that if most people knew what internationally family planning was and what it really meant then then there would be a lot more people angry with the decision to stop all funding to UNFPA. This organization does so much for everyone around the world like, advises governments on family planning, reducing poverty, reproductive health, and many other ways. The United States apparently stopped funding this program because it supposedly “supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization”. The UNFPA actually posted a statement on their official website denying the claim and stating that “all of its work promotes the human rights of individuals and couples to make their own decisions, free of coercion or discrimination”. I don’t think people or even the president knows how negative of an impact denying future funds to the UNFPA is going to effect the world. I believe that if our president Donald Trump had taken the time to learn about UNFPA and what they stand for then maybe he wouldn’t have stopped all funding. This decision has made not only the women within the United States feel like they don’t have a say in their reproductive rights but, it also makes it look like we don’t care about the reproductive rights of any woman in any nation. The United States not supporting family
Abortion is the surgical termination of a pregnancy. How odd that people are able to define something, that is such a controversial issue, so easily. There are hundreds, thousands, and even millions of things to say about abortion. When it comes to abortion, I find myself thinking like a symbolic interactionist. Abortion is a personal social issue and it needs to be seen on a micro level first. Although abortion can also be seen on a macro level, seeing abortion on a micro level lets people see the different symbols of abortion. No social condition creates the same symbol. If abortion is seen on a macro level, all the myths and stereotypes of abortion seem more realistic. For example, some of those myths