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Over 2.7 million men, women, and children visit Planned Parenthood facilities in the Unites States each year. Some of the services provided are: STD Treatments, Cancer Screening and Cancer Prevention Education, Contraception, Vasectomy and Sterilization Procedures, Pap Tests, Mammograms, Cryotherapy, Prenatal Services, Nutrition Programs, Pregnancy Testing, Abortion Services, Adoption Services, Family Practice Services, Sexual Education, and much, much more.

The HUGE controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood is not about the people who are receiving medical care, or the fact that millions of people have been helped by this company. No, the controversy is over Planned Parenthood's abortion services which constitute 3% of the overall services that the company provides. THREE percent... and politicians are going crazy over the entire company while completely ignoring the fact that millions of people are gaining information and have access to medical care.

Politicians are supposed to care for the well-being of all people. Unfortunately, some of them only care about an individual when he or she is not seen or is not taking any type of public funding to live. Once it is born, they do not care about it all. Furthermore, they make fun of those who need public assistance and condemn those who are not "doing for themselves." These politicians use social media, personal platforms, and other means to lure hate from people who are already miserable. Some people are even miserable enough to tell falsehoods and spread the hate. But what can we expect? We cannot expect that people are being mouth fed information from clergy and their favorite politician (who often also happens to be the favorite of their clergymen) to actually think for themselves.

Furthermore, why do male politicians concern themselves with what women do with their bodies? It seems to me that the only thing they concern themselves with is how much they can use a woman's body for pleasure, before kicking her off to the side when the wife finds out. To these politicians, I have one thing to say: Quit using women and then pretend that you give a shit about circumstances that you cannot even possibly understand. If I could, I would want to count how many of these abortions were because the married 45 year old man knocked up his 18 year old girlfriend and talked her into the abortion. Furthermore, I would love to count how many of these men were right wing and religious. I would love to count it, only because I know eight women who have had an abortion and of those eight women, six of them were because of the aforementioned circumstances. The hypocrisy of "NO to abortion, but also NO to feeding children when they are birthed" has to stop. So does the "I am religious and married, but I knocked up my girlfriend" because it is same hypocritical value system.

The 97% of services offered by Planned Parenthood should be the focus of the media. But, no....instead, the politicians who are attempting to tell women what they can or cannot do with their own bodies are griping about 3% of services offered (even though the majority of them believe in the Bible, which has many instances of infanticide throughout, some of which is late trimester abortion). People who can never focus on the big picture should not be allowed to hold office, let alone run for it.

 

 

Laura Helvey

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  • "The 97% of services offered by Planned Parenthood should be the focus of the media. But, no....instead, the politicians who are attempting to tell women what they can or cannot do with their own bodies are griping about 3% of services offered" because this and the non-issue immigration issue take the focus away from them actually DOING something to make this a better country. Because this way they don't have to admit that we need to spend money on infrastructure and raise taxes on the wealthy.

  • I hear exactly what you are saying. It seems that certain political affiliations will do anything in order to not spend money on the people or try to enhance the quality of life of the poor / middle class. This includes trying to close or tarnish the good, honest, and helpful businesses in America while promoting anything that makes them a buck on the stock market. It is sickening!