Dissenting opinion: Planned Parenthood not necessary for women’s health

Planned Parenthood should not receive taxpayer funding.
“After all, nobody is entitled to taxpayer money,” said Sen. Mike Lee in a speech on the Senate floor Aug. 3. “Recipients have to continually demonstrate their worthiness for public support.”
Regardless of how Title X dictates what taxpayer dollars can pay for, Planned Parenthood still provides abortions.
Planned Parenthood still receives funding through taxpayer dollars.
Not only are taxpayers funding an organization that provides thousands of abortions per year, they are also funding an organization that dismembers human tissue then turns around and sells it.
The videos that exposed Planned Parenthood’s side business have been verified as authentic by an outside forensics agency, according to The Daily Signal.
“We often have the debate where the other side wants to call it ‘tissue,’” Sen. Rand Paul said on The Glenn Beck Program. “But when we’re talking about lungs, brains, hearts, livers, I think it should make all people shudder that we’re doing this.”
Planned Parenthood is not necessary for women’s health.
There are 13,540 health clinics across the United States that provide comprehensive health care for women, not including Planned Parenthood, according to The Daily Signal.
Planned Parenthood has around 700 locations nationwide, according to the Planned Parenthood website.
Even if Planned Parenthood were to lose tax payer funding, believe it or not, women will still be able to find adequate healthcare.
Three percent of Planned Parenthood’s business accounts for abortions.
Planned Parenthood said they provided 327,653 abortion services.
That number is out of 10.6 million services they provided for 2.7 million clients, according to Planned Parenthood’s 2013-2014 Annual Report.
A woman may get a pregnancy test, birth control and a pap smear, but she would be counted three times in the annual report, once for each service, according to The Washington Post.
This makes the 3 percent number misleading at best, and almost criminal at worst.
There is no good reason for Planned Parenthood to continue to receive taxpayer funding or to even remain in existence.

Mike Price,  Lindsay Kerr, Sydney Jensen and Russell Choules contributed to this dissenting opinion piece.

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