I Stand with Planned Parenthood and the Human Right to Health Care

The truth about Planned Parenthood:
“We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
For more than 90 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.”

Planned Parenthood at a glance

Planned Parenthood history and successes

Planned Parenthood is:

  • Providing Trusted Community Health Care
  • Informing and Educating the Community
  • Leading the Reproductive Health and Rights Movement
  • Advancing Global Health

Health Info and Services provided by Planned Parenthood:

  • Abortion
  • Birth Control
  • Body Image
  • Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception)
  • Men’s Sexual Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Sex & Sexuality
  • Sexual Orientation & Gender
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Women’s Health

Leading Members of Congress Stand with Planned Parenthood: “Members of Congress joined today with Planned Parenthood Federation of America to speak out against the House leadership’s assault on women’s health, including proposals to completely eliminate the National Family Planning Program (Title X) and pass the Pence bill to bar any federal funds going to Planned Parenthood for health care of any kind.”
More from the Planned Parenthood Newsroom

Republicans Look to Pull Planned Parenthood Funding
Santa Barbara Independent
Preview: “Representative Lois Capps and Tri-County Planned Parenthood representatives this week spoke out against the Republican House majority’s attempt to defund Title X of the Public Health Services Act, efforts which, if successful, would essentially stop funding for Planned Parenthood centers across the country. Title X provides federal grants for ‘family planning and related preventative health services.’ The funds cannot be used to pay for abortions. Ninety-five percent of the services provided by Planned Parenthood of the Tri-Counties — which serves more than 30,000 patients annually — are services covered by Title X, said a spokesperson for Capps.”

In Defense of Planned Parenthood
The New York Times
Preview: “As the speaker of the New York City Council and the former chairwoman of the Women’s Health Committee, I want to state unequivocally what a major asset Planned Parenthood is to the women, men and teenagers of New York City.”

Anti-Abortion Group Hires Planned Parenthood Whistleblower
Fox News
Preview: “An anti-abortion group on a high-profile campaign against Planned Parenthood has just hired a prominent whistleblower who used to work for the abortion provider, claiming she brings insider knowledge of the group’s ‘abuses.'”

Attacking women’s rights
LA Times
Preview: “Re ‘House Republicans see timely target in Planned Parenthood,’ Feb. 11This article underscores House Republicans’ attempts to push an ideological agenda under the guise of saving money. The proposed bills would actually end up costing money, because for every dollar invested in family planning, $3.74 in Medicaid-related expenses is saved, according to the government.”

Turning out to support Planned Parenthood
The Seattle Times
Preview: “About 90 people rallied in front of Seattle’s Planned Parenthood health center Tuesday as a show of support for women’s health during a time of threats to the organization’s state and federal funding.”

Planned Parenthood Slammed for Telling the Truth
The Huffington Post (Blog)
Preview: “Live Action slammed a clinic in Roanoke, Virginia for telling the actors that girls over the age of 12 did not need the permission of a parent or guardian to be prescribed birth control. The clinic worker was correct. A clinic in the Bronx was attacked by Live Action for explaining that any sex workers, even those under 18, would not require the signature of a parent to receive an abortion. The clinic worker correctly explained New York law. In Falls Church, Virginia, a clinic worker told the actors that the doctors did not require proof of citizenship to schedule an abortion. Once again, a legally correct opinion.”
Related:  “Youth-led, pro-life movement for human rights! – Live Action

House Republicans see timely target in Planned Parenthood
LA Times
Preview: “With more antiabortion allies, a push to cut spending and an undercover video of the organization, the GOP jumps at the chance to cut off its funding.”

Karen J. Nelson: House leadership launches an assault on women
Buffalo News
Preview: “Too many families cannot afford the health care they need and deserve. Yet the new leadership in the House of Representatives is aggressively pushing a dangerous agenda to take health care away from women.”

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16 Responses to I Stand with Planned Parenthood and the Human Right to Health Care

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  2. Ccredential says:

    How do you feel about eugenics? Margaret Sanger was certainly for it.

    If you haven’t already, google planned parenthood and eugenics. Pretty sick.

    Thanks.

    • mlbeckner says:

      I of course feel that eugenics is absurdly wrong. However, I feel like I don’t believe Live Action because they are far too biased and much of what they’ve said has been proven false, which makes them untrustworthy in my eyes. Liberal, conservative, or otherwise, I need info to be credible. Planned Parenthood does so much good work, and all of that is being completely ignored in all of this. Never mind the 80ish% of their work that is spent on preventing pregnancy. All pro-lifers see is abortion, and they want to shut down the whole operation, eliminating many people’s main source of health care. The US is better than that.

    • mlbeckner says:

      Furthermore, so quick to point the finger at Margaret Sanger, who in the history of your political party, religion, etc. has held terrible beliefs? We grow, we progress, we change. We are not who we were 100 or 50 years ago.

  3. Ccredential says:

    I have no part affiliation and don’t even believe Christians should participate in politics. Or at least not much.

    I just think that planned parenthood was more of a way to practice eugenics than a helpful resource for those in need. Why you think the majority of their locations are in minoirty communities? Unless my facts are off.

    • mlbeckner says:

      Separation of church and state always has been a tense and iffy issue hasn’t it?? We all still seem to be struggling with that one.

      Unfortunately, minority often goes along with poverty, which goes along with an inability to pay for health care and substandard education. Generally, they are “at-risk” communities. Planned Parenthood is where the need is. Planned Parenthood isn’t as needed in rich white suburbia, for example, where money buys the care needed.
      Planned Parenthood provides health care, not just abortions (unless you’re against contraception?). For example, some offices offer prenatal care, helping women who could not otherwise afford the regular doctor visits, meds, counseling, education, etc. necessary to a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. That’s hardly eugenics, that’s ensuring healthy mom and baby! They also help with STD prevention and treatment, again, not about eugenics, but about preventing and treating STDs, which I think is a great idea, especially in regard to AIDS and HIV. They can also help out and support victims of rape and sexual assault. They support issues around body image such as eating disorders. And the list goes on, including care for children and men. It’s not all about abortion; it’s not even all about women.
      Try out some neighborhoods near you or wherever else and see what services they offer: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/findCenter.asp. Might surprise you.

      By the way, nice Living in the Now piece, particularly “Our hearts are so concerned with what we will be, instead of what we are.”

      • Ccredential says:

        Yeah, I do believe that our founders believed in the deity and most likely the Judai-Christian one. I think we should be a small voice in politics because it is a distraction from our message. It is bascially like trying to change the building from the top floor down. We need to work on the foundation.

        Yes but the point that the abortions, promotion of contraceptives and other practices are, in my opinion, meant to rid out the poor. The burden on the tax base. etc.

        For argument sake, a person could find “good” about any organization, including al-qaeada. I just think their motives originally and even still today were not good.

        I have a pp in my community.

      • mlbeckner says:

        I agree – ground up is the way to go!

        I respectfully disagree, but do see how you’re reaching that conclusion.

        That is indeed true, and ultimately I’d like to believe there is good in everyone, even if buried deeply. Nonetheless, I do believe PP has good motives I support.

    • mlbeckner says:

      I just tried three different communities in a fairly big city I’m very familiar with. The rich white community was actually closer to the poorer minority community nearby. The center itself was more at the heart of the city, in a fairly mixed area, neither very white or very diverse, neither very rich or very poor. Interesting… I’m not sure about the dispersement of the centers nationwide, how it all averages out on the whole. Also interesting class, urban/rural, etc. complications thrown in that mix…

  4. Ccredential says:

    Google the “negro project.”

    Here is a list of quotes from Margaret Sanger. I should note that i have not verified these but being a little familiar with her other language, I feel comfortable putting this up.

    http://www.dianedew.com/sanger.htm

  5. Ccredential says:

    Yeah, my view would always be tainted because I am pro life. But that is not only reason for my feelings.

    Thank you!

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