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Planned Parenthood is going through some shit. Everyone has heard that they are selling baby parts for money because obviously Lucifer himself started this organization to drive the human race into the lowest pits of hell. Sounds logical right? So now that we have that myth out of the way, lets me rebuke another myth. Planned parenthood does not only exist to give out abortions NOR do they sell baby parts. And the idea is absolutely ridiculous. So let me tell you what planned parenthood actually does.
In America, having ovaries and a vagina is practically illegal. Health care for women is expensive and is surrounded by so much slut shamming and religious hoops to jump through that it makes it impossible and dangerous for poor women to be able to properly care for themselves. Planned Parenthood offers poor women the chance to get affordable health care. They do everything from Cancer screening, to providing birth control, to STD testing. In fact, only 3% of all planned parenthood activities involve abortions, a fact that should be nobodies fucking business, especially because no government funded money actually goes to the abortions.
Now onto this business about selling baby parts. If you did some further research, you would see that no body parts are being sold and the entire video is edited propaganda from an organization whose main goal is to shut down planned parenthood. Almost all planned parenthood abortions are in the first trimester, meaning the fetus is about the size of a kidney bean, which means there isn't even a body to have parts to sell! Women who receive abortions are simply given the option to DONATE the fetus to science to use in the hopes of finding cures for terrible illnesses that are killing thousands of people yearly (Cancer being one of them). So no, they aren't selling their babies, they are simply trying to make something good come out of their very difficult decision. SO STOP SHAMING THEM! Again, not that it is anyone business what is done to someone else's BODY!
I understand that abortions are against some peoples religions, morals, and ethical codes. And that is fine. You are welcome to your beliefs and NO ONE and I mean NO ONE will force you into an abortion. But trying to shut down planned parent hood will effect poverty stricken women all across the country that can only afford medical care from planned parenthood. If you are prepared to shut down the only affordable basic health care for women, you better have another plan. But I have a feeling you don't. Stop trying to control our bodies. Stop trying to slut shame and attack all women going into planned parenthood. Stop trying to ignore the separation between church and states.

And stop trying to deny us our basic fucking rights because our reproductive organs are none of your fucking business.

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Personally I think that PP does everything they can to PREVENT abortions... while they're a very safe procedure, it's not something that people want to do. PP provides birth control at low or no cost, provides information to people so they use it correctly and consistently, and they also provide crucial support for people who are choosing to parent. Prenatal care and consultations, PAP smears and mammograms (which make sure that adults are healthy enough to care for any children they already have, and protects the fertility of people who are planning on having kids), the list really goes on.
@Nymrha thank you so much for your comment it means a lot to me ! I love that while we may have different views about abortions we can still have a polite and intelligent conversation about it! You are totally right that adoption is another fantastic choice for women you just aren't ready for motherhood. Im glad I can clear but the body parts issue because it is honestly crazy how many people believed that video, so much so that there is now a full investigation (on tax payers dime) and people are trying to shut down all PP, which would be completely eliminating basic health care for all women who fall under the poverty line!
@shannonl5 YES EXACTLY! i feel like people forget that abortions aren't everyones plan B! no one wants to have to make that difficult choice and no one wants to preform an abortion, however people who do should have every bit as much respect as people who don't.
No kidding... I used to think just like you in my twenties. I even drove a few of my friends to abortion clinics for their procedures. Becoming mother changed my view of the topic completely. Fetus is still a life. Have you seen the heart pumping so fast screaming out I am alive? Have you seen a little fetus at three months swimming around in your womb almost like he is dancing just for you. These experiences change your view because you know you are carrying a precious life. Abortion is not a right. The same way you will not give any mother a right to take away her new born baby's life. I truly hope the politician will find a way to keep 97% of non-abortion benefit though.
@MelissaKim00 I appreciate your point of view especially because you understand both sides! I am 100% supportive of you not believing abortion is right, it is a very difficult decision no matter what! However, I believe it is still a choice for a woman who realizes she can not support a child, can not give it the life a child deserves, or just is not ready to give up their own childhood because of a mistake (either forced or just uneducated about birth control). But thank you for your comment because it is so interesting to see someone who has seen both sides of a difficult choice