Planned Parenthood - Argumentative Essay
1253 WordsMay 4th, 20126 Pages
Millions of women across America will struggle to receive the medical attention they need if the federal government stops funding to Planned Parenthood. Every year 363 million dollars goes into the funding “pot” collectively at Planned Parenthood’s nationwide (Clark 5). This money is used predominantly by women; for six in ten women, Planned Parenthood acts as their main source of health care (Clark 4). Many individuals with low incomes depend on these clinics to maintain or help better their health. Recently, the federal government is trying to pass the Pence Amendment, which would eliminate funding to these institutions. The federal government needs to realize how important Planned Parenthood…show more content…
In addition to taking away the availability of health provisions, this amendment will be taking away millions of jobs nationwide. Within each of these clinics are multiple employees ranging from customer service attendants to doctors. There are more than 880 health centers nationwide and several administrative offices across the country (Planned Parenthood 2). Are not we supposed to be focusing on making jobs available within our nation? Taking away countless jobs will damage this nation instead of benefit it. It will cause more suffering, which is what Planned Parenthood is trying to eliminate. The eliminating of funds to clinics will cause many to go without preventative care such as contraception. If people no longer have access to birth control, the population rate will continue to rise. When the government takes away funding, and therefore, birth control, unplanned births will happen and with that additional fees that the government will have to cough up. Sure, you save money up front when defunding Planned Parenthood but in the long run you are causing a bigger problem. As Groff states, “Family planning is a regular part of women’s health, every $1 spent on family planning saves $4. It is fiscally responsible” (1). With unwanted pregnancies, come unwanted children or children for whom we are not prepared for which go into foster care as well as
In 2009 it became well-known that such significant areas like rates of infant morality, stability of country’s economic, women’ opportunities and levels of education will be improved greatly if there will be such factor like government birth control low-cost options. The majority of people are looking for government’s help to curb the growth of population. But the governments keep on trying to find out what kind of role they need to place in the family planning helping.
When the question is about family planning, it is usually related to all decisions of every couple concerning when the right time to have kids is or how many kids to have in the family. Such things like abortion, birth planning are very personal aspects and that is the reason why the government interference with these areas is considered to be that intrusive.
Let’s take a look at the main countries where government planning programs were introduced and were of a great importance.
India. The first program concerning birth control was introduced to the public in 1954. According to this program the population of the country had to keep the rate if their growth below 1.3 %. The government was sure that high population of India was the main detriment of the development of their country. At first the program was quit limited. In 1991 there were more than 140 000 clinics where they rendered service of voluntary sterilization. Although the government did everything possible to control the population, they are still one of the countries with the most rapidly growing number of citizens.
It is impossible to not mention China when touching the birth control question. China’s government started their birth control policy with one-child in a family policy introduction which took place in 1979. According to the data of 2000 they have prevented 250 million births.
Recently we can observe more and more achievements in the field of the reproductive technology. More and more people approach fertility assistance every day. To my mind, it is impossible to give one right answer to the question if the government should intervene in the rights of people concerning the family planning. The point is that this aspect has two sides and one of them is ethical. Trying to control the birth rate, the government carries out the duties of God which has never lead to anything good…