What does Planned Parenthood do besides abortions?
- Screening for cancer
- Pregnancy testing
- Affordable health care
- Advocating for state/federal policies that advance health care
- Pregnancy options counseling
- Sexual health education
- Menopause treatments
- Adoption referral to other agencies
- STD testing
- Tubal litigations
According the 2009 Planned Parenthood fact sheet, the number of services by category are as follows:
- 35% STD testing/treatment
- 35% contraception
- 16% cancer screening/prevention
- 10% other women's health services
- 3% abortion services
- 1% other
Contact your local Planned Parenthood office to find out about local funding to pay for mammograms. Planned Parenthood doesn't do mammograms, and generally does not PAY for any medical procedures. PP can arrange abortions or counsel you on contraceptives, but even then, their services are generally not free.
Basically, Planned Parenthood provides abortions and birth control as well as serving as a general women's health clinic, while Birthright doesn't provide abortions or birth control, and has a focus of promoting alternatives to abortion Planned Parenthood is involved in lobbying for birth control, abortion rights, and health care funding, while Birthright and other centers don't do much of that. In terms of funding, I'm not sure, but I think Birthright is funded entirely by…
People of all political views are for Planned Parenthood and pro-choice so you cannot not just go by political views. Planned Parenthood is the #1 provider of birth control and health information for women preventing more abortions than any other organization. If Planned Parenthood were to go away abortions would increase. They are proud they help women meet their own needs in family planning and good health. American women have a legal rights over their…
1,2 million women and teens have abortions in the US every year in different clinics and hospitals. Some PPL clinics perform abortions and others refer to a doctor who can. How many they perform they will not reveal. Out of the clinics that performed abortions 3% of everything they did was abortions. But they did help prevent about 621,000 unintended pregnancies.
After doing some research it appears to me that Ms. Sanger wanted abortions to purify the country from blacks, indigents and the poor. Could someone explain to me how this is anything but barbaric? But the liberals will all say what a wonderful job Planned Parenthood does. In my humble opinion, it's nothing but a government-funded abortion mill.
Margaret Sanger saw how poor women died from too many childbirths or abortions so she started Planned Parenthood to offer them birth control and sterilizations. Abortions didn't became available until many years after her death. She was strongly against abortions. The above statement is an absolute lie and that can be easily proven. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a racist and eugenicist. Her goal in founding PP was to rid society of…
Federal law prohibits federal funds including Medicaid funds, from being used to pay for an elective abortion. In cases of rape, incest and saving a woman's life though they do. But they have never done it for abortions on demand. That has never changed which is why funding abortions is wrong reason to defund PPL since they don't do that.
Some facilities have funds to help cover abortions for women who can't pay. Some states provide funding for abortions for low-income women. Also, the National Abortion Federation hotline operators at (800) 772-9100 can sometimes help find funding sources. Contact your local health center for information specific to your area.