Planned Parenthood And Women's Rights Analysis

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Good evening congressmen, I am congresswoman Mia Quinn here today in defense of Planned Parenthood and women’s rights. Decades ago we lived in a world where many women suffered and died through back alley abortions, where women would use poison and count hangers as a way to induce abortion, so when the Republican Party launched an all out attack on women’s health, we have to ask: Why is the Republican party trying to send women back to the back alley? Let me just note that seventy seven percent of anti-abortion leaders are men and 100% of them will never be pregnant. The anti-abortion arguments that center on the sanctity of life is puzzling to me given that in history the government has exhibited a shrugging acceptance of war, famine, epidemic…show more content…
If the anti-abortion movement applied the energy they put into boisterous dramatics about abortion and devoted themselves into improving the lives of our families and children living in poverty our country would excel. Nevertheless, people still care more about embryos than living women and their freedoms. What they don’t seem to understand is women are more than incubators, we are not merely portals from whom other humans come out of, we have lives and aspirations too. It’s easy to examine the social gains that legal birth control and abortion have brought. More women are graduating from college and graduate school than at any point in American history. More women are in the paid workforce than before contraception and pregnancy termination were legal rights. Birth control and abortion rights has provided a comfortable path for women to be be be economically self sufficient and pursue higher education because of this ability to decide for themselves when they’re ready to become mothers. The right to contraception and abortion has allowed women to be able to live their lives on their own…show more content…
Besides, Planned Parenthood offers more than just abortions, which account for only 3% of their utilized services. Disallowing Planned Parenthood health centers from providing care through federal programs would cut off millions of American women from birth control, cancer screening, HIV tests, and other lifesaving care. The fact that Planned Parenthood offers sex education and contraception to so many individuals reduces the amount of unwanted pregnancies and therefore reduces the amount of abortions this country could be having. The sex-education Planned Parenthood provides for this country is absolutely necessary for our youth, without it our already high rate of teen pregnancy will sky rocket as well as the spread of STDS. Every year nearly 2.7 million women and men show up for help at Planned Parenthood and every 1 in 5 women in America come to Planned Parenthood for care at some point in their life. Why do people use Planned Parenthood? Because they’re non profit and they’re open, always providing nonjudgmental care no matter what. Please vote against the proposal to cut funding for Planned

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