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I see in the news that anti-choice organizations are planning demonstrations today at Planned Parenthood facilities around the US to support GOP plans to defund PP. Of course, my first thought... Read More

  1. by   NurseLauraM
    I can attest to the fact that PP offers services aside from abortion. I went there as a teenager for plan B (which is not abortion) and STI testing after the condom broke the first time I had sex (you can imagine how panicked I was). I also got my OCPs from them for a number of years. They made it affordable for me, even without using health insurance. Growing up in a very small town where the pharmacist knew my sister, and my PCP was very close to my mother, I felt my care was much more confidential at the PP a couple towns over.
  2. by   hppygr8ful
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    Quote from pmabraham
    When the human unborn baby gets a choice, then we can talk pro-choice or anti-choice. The opposite of pro-life is pro-death, and death is what happens when a human life ends. As someone who finds it pure hypocrisy concerning those who have been born fighting for the right to determine whether one unborn child has value and can be born or another has no value and should be killed. As such, I do hope that Planned Parenthood does not receive a single taxpayer penny.

    I totally concur with this statement. As a realist I know abortion isn't going away but Planned Parenthood should not be funded by federal tax dollars. There are a ton of filthy rich liberals who can fund the organization without even making a dent in their pockets.

    Hppy
  3. by   pro-student
    Why shouldn't Planned Parenthood be reimbursed for the medical services they provide? Many many other healthcare providers/organizations that also perform abortions are also reimbursed for the non-abortion services they provide, why single out one organization? Federal law already prohibits federal dollars from being spent on abortion so there is no overlap between tax revenue and abortion services. If you real goal is reducing abortion, then Planned Parenthood should be your biggest ally. Every year they prevent more abortions than they provide by offering contraception to some of the most underserved populations and in many areas where there are no other options for these women.
  4. by   TriciaJ
    Quote from annie204
    I certainly would NOT support any nonprofit organization where the CEO makes $600,000 per year. It's so ridiculous and unnecessary. And on top of this, the American taxpayer is forced to give them millions of dollars annually. Stop the madness!
    We can be pro-choice without mandating taxpayers to pony up. If everyone who gives a damn would send money they'd still be funded without forcing people to go against their beliefs.

    Defunding is not the same thing as outlawing abortions.
  5. by   elkpark
    Quote from TriciaJ
    We can be pro-choice without mandating taxpayers to pony up. If everyone who gives a damn would send money they'd still be funded without forcing people to go against their beliefs.

    Defunding is not the same thing as outlawing abortions.
    A) What makes you think that "everyone who gives a damn" isn't sending money?

    B) What on earth does that have to do with a legitimate, licensed healthcare provider getting reimbursed for the healthcare services provided. Do you also support hospitals that may provide abortion services not being able to receive Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement for the other healthcare services that they provide? Why or why not? What's the difference? This isn't about being "pro-choice" or "anti-choice." It's about one healthcare provider being singled out in a way that is different from how all other healthcare providers are treated by the government. Why should that be??
  6. by   heron
    Then there are the somewhat euphemistically named crisis pregnancy centers being funded with tax dollars to use junk science to scare women out of getting abortions, while providing pretty much nothing by way of support services. Do we get to defund them too?
  7. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from elkpark
    A) What makes you think that "everyone who gives a damn" isn't sending money?

    Statistically speaking: A) Abortion is supported by predominantly democratic voters.
    B) Studies show that the poorest of conservative voters give more than the richest progressive in percentage of income.

    B) What on earth does that have to do with a legitimate, licensed healthcare provider getting reimbursed for the healthcare services provided. Do you also support hospitals that may provide abortion services not being able to receive Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement for the other healthcare services that they provide? Why or why not? What's the difference? This isn't about being "pro-choice" or "anti-choice." It's about one healthcare provider being singled out in a way that is different from how all other healthcare providers are treated by the government. Why should that be??
    Planned Parenthood is not a regulated facility. They are not held to the same standards as surgicenters. Every attempt to protect women has been met with staunch opposition from abortion advocates.
  8. by   MrNurse(x2)
    Quote from heron
    Then there are the somewhat euphemistically named crisis pregnancy centers being funded with tax dollars to use junk science to scare women out of getting abortions, while providing pretty much nothing by way of support services. Do we get to defund them too?
    They do not receive funding, they are faith based and not eligible for funding.
  9. by   elkpark
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    Planned Parenthood is not a regulated facility. They are not held to the same standards as surgicenters. Every attempt to protect women has been met with staunch opposition from abortion advocates.
    Many states have passed legislation requiring that they be regulated as outpatient surgical centers, although they aren't outpatient surgical centers and don't do the kind of procedures that surgical centers do, and the legislation is primarily intended by the anti-choice legislators who sponsor and pass it to attempt to drive them out of business (not any sincere desire to "protect women"). In the last few states in which I've lived, they were licensed and regulated under the same set of requirements as freestanding outpatient surgical centers. You're incorrect.
    Last edit by elkpark on Apr 7
  10. by   pmabraham
    pp-just-corrupt-

    Corruption should not be supported.
  11. by   elkpark
    Quote from pmabraham
    pp-just-corrupt-

    Corruption should not be supported.
    Other than their having supported Clinton for president, which is actually true, please provide documentation (other than far-right propaganda like the above) for any of those statements. The same, tired, right-wing lies.
  12. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from pmabraham
    pp-just-corrupt-

    Corruption should not be supported.
    Can you support your allegations with more than a meme? And please use legitimate sources.
  13. by   macawake
    Quote from pmabraham

    Corruption should not be supported.
    Just as previous posters have said, can you support the claims in your meme with credible evidence?


    Planned Parenthood - FactCheck.org

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    This pie chart shows the percentages of various services provided by Planned Parenthood. The statistics are from 2009 but as far as I know there hasn't been a significant change since then regarding the proportions/mix of services provided.

    This is going to sound harsh, but in my opinion only a misogynist would want to deprive women of these healthcare services. Some people object to abortions but they are as I understand it not tax funded. The other 97% of the services that PP provides all support women's health. Is there anyone here who believes that promoting women's health isn't a worthy goal?


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    Last edit by macawake on Apr 10

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