Planned Parenthood?

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Planned Parenthood?
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Mon, 04-25-2011 - 8:51am

Do you think the government should continue to fund PP? From what I understand the main objection is that government officials don't want to fund abortions that are used more like birth control - but maybe I'm not correct on that.

What are the pros and cons of PP in your opinion?


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Registered: 10-28-2005
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 9:13am


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Registered: 10-11-2005
Tue, 04-26-2011 - 3:31am

I beleive that PP's does about 3% of their business is from abortions. I think they are a Godsent too. I went there to find out I was pregrant with my 2 oldest dd's (went there before going to OB/GYN) I think my 2 oldest dd's went to them for bc

~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 07-18-2006
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 2:00pm

Their problem with it is that they don't want ANY abortions funded by the federal government, period. And as far as I understand, it's not. I think Planned Parenthood is a wonderful organization that gets a bad rap. A very SMALL percentage of their services are abortion related - (don't have time now, but will look for some statistics later from somewhere legit). Anyhow, for sexually active women without health insurance, PP is a GODSEND. I know it was for me!

As a young woman, not only did they provide me with birth control, they also caught what might've turned into cervical cancer. During a routine papsmear I tested positive for the HPV virus, and had pre-cancerous cells on my cervix. They referred me to a doctor who performed the subsequent LEEP procedure I needed on a sliding scale. (A wonderful guy, who is in fact my regular doctor now!) There are hundreds of thousands of women that Planned Parenthood has helped. Providing birth control and family planning education is a GOOD thing that yes, I believe should be funded.

Angie