El Pais: The Defunding Of Planned Parenthood

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El Pais is a leading newspaper in Spain, and they reported on the CMP and Planned Parenthood controversy with more sympathy toward Planned Parenthood. For example, the author of the article titled “The Republicans intensify their campaign against abortion in the United States” (Pereda, 2015) included an entire list of the services that Planned Parenthood gives, which states that “out of all of the services that Planned Parenthood provides, only three percent go to abortion services” (Pereda, 2015) The emphasis that the author puts on the other types of services Planned Parenthood provides implies the author’s bias toward support of the organization. The author is also critical of Republicans moving to cut Planned Parenthood’s funding, and write …show more content…

The author directs attention to studies conducted and conclusions drawn from the defunding of Planned Parenthood: Time after time, research has proven that raising awareness about and access to contraceptive methods decreases the number of unwanted pregnancies in a population, thereby also reducing the number of abortions. Planned Parenthood carries bragging rights as “one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, taking money away from this organization, which provides birth control services to about 3.5 million women each year, the GOP is in fact hindering its so-called “pro-life” …show more content…

The author refers to CMP as “anti-abortion” (Levintova, 2016), which suggests a negative bias toward the organization. The author also does not offer the views of those who support the defunding of Planned Parenthood, or an opposing viewpoint toward the grand jury’s ruling to indict those who recorded and edited the videos. The last passage of the article

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