Why are some people against Planned Parenthood, refusing to acknowledge how beneficial the
agency has been in improving the health standards of women and girls in terms of reproductive health and education? Why do they insist in the hyperbolic fabrication that Planned Parenthood is "selling body parts"? What do they have against Planned Parenthood?
PP has always been the target of the anti-choice crowd and they tend to be hyper emotional and focused on their religious beliefs that life begins at conception and all that nonsense. They feel it is "God's will" that they impose their views on the rest of society and will go to any lengths necessary to control other women.
Rather than simply elect to not have an abortion themselves, or to not visit PP if they don't like them, they feel that isn't enough and it is some kind of higher mission to interfere in the lives of women they don't know or understand.
The fact that PP likely prevents far more abortions than it performs by preventing pregnancy with free/low cost contraception doesn't matter, because these people are on a mission and are blinded by sheer emotion. Facts can't get through.
They also refuse to hear that federal funds already do not cover abortion services, but the other services like life saving cancer screens. The people with the allegedly pro-life agenda don't care a whit about the lives of the women PP saves from cancer. They only care about protecting a fetus. The already born have far less value to this crowd.
They know strategically if they can take out Planned Parenthood, it will devastate women's reproductive choices in many areas throughout the country - and that control over women is precisely what they want. It just sounds better when they say it's about protecting the "rights" of the unborn. What about the woman's rights?
These same hypocritical people would probably be more than happy to try treatments that come from stem cells or medications that use fetal cells in their ingredients though.
For some, it's not enough to leave a woman to make her own legal, medical decision. They want to insist women as a whole are too stupid to know and research the choices they make.
They also insist on "abstinence" sex ed in many areas, so many young people end up clueless about how to protect themselves from pregnancy and disease. Look at Yahoo Answers and all the kids asking questions there - it's heartbreaking.
These people are also afraid PP might give their kids contraceptives and teach them something too I'd wager. We cant have empowered young people (who are sexually active anyway despite abstinence education - Bristol Palin anyone?) If we leave them in the dark and clueless, that's a much better approach I guess. sigh.
I have no problem with birth control and sex education, which is one of the few things that I disagree with in the Catholic Church . I am actually all for it and I normally applaud those who encourage it. I am not for abortion because I put a high value on human life. I am also against the death penalty, but I am still on the fence about a person being able to end his/her own life.
As for Planned Parenthood, the organization has been marred from the beginning because it was created with bad intentions and I think this attitude has carried on since that time. One of the founders, Margaret Sanger, was a believer in eugenics and also came to the conclusion that the poor should not breed (especially African Americans), so she began pushing birth control and abortion. She came to this conclusion after being a nurse in the slums of Harlem. Afterwards, she would speak to groups like the Klu Klux Klan to push her agenda.
I will admit, I am not very educated on the subject of Planned Parenthood, so I am not one of those pushing to end their existence. I am only speculating why people may dislike them.
Margaret Sanger died long before abortion became legal. She pushed for birth control for poor women because they often had more children than they could afford, and paid the price in shorter lives.
Her efforts paved the way 4 abortn. Her intentions were not 4 well-being of poor women it was to eradicate the gene of poor people, especially African-Americans or as she called it "help the race towards the elimination of the unfit".
Because, despite all the health services they offer to women, they offer safe abortion services, and in some peoples' minds, that erases all the good they do. Planned Parenthood has always been targeted as some sort of abortion mill, when the reality is that they provide a wide range of women's health care options, and are often the only place available for exams and birth control for women who don't have insurance or access to a gynecologist.
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