Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood federation of America (PPFA), better known as Planned Parenthood, is a non-profit organization that provides healthcare and family planning services. Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate (Planned). Planned Parenthood receives federal funding to help practice the services they provide, but some groups believe that funding this organization is morally wrong. Critics of Planned Parenthood say the Government should not continue to fund this organization because of the certain services they provide. To cut funding from this organization would be wrong and would absolutely jeopardize individuals and families who seek assistance from it.
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From their latest annual report from 2010, the organization accounted for providing 11 million health services for about 3 million people and helped prevent 584,000 unintended pregnancies (Planned). They also noted in their annual report they mentioned that most of their customers have an income levels at or below 150% of the federal poverty level (Planned). In the pie chart of the report it notes the percentages of the services provided for 2010, were: contraception’s representing 33.5%, STD’s treating and testing represented 38%, cancer screening and prevention at 14.5%, other women’s health services representing 10.4%, other Services representing 0.6%, and lastly abortions representing 3% of services that were provided (Planned). The current President of Planned Parenthood is Cecile Richards and the organization currently has 820 locations nationwide (Planned). Planned Parenthood is the biggest organization when it comes to reproductive services and has made many leaps and bounds to try and help women and families, and is still currently doing so. Some however believe that what they are doing is still morally wrong because of one services provided, which happens to be abortion.
Abortion is the termination of pregnancy, and it is one of the services provided by Planned Parenthood. Abortion is a one of the most controversial issues in this country, and those who aren’t in favor, or pro-life, think that is morally wrong, and because of
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