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Woman Goes To Planned Parenthood At Age Of 21, Shares Her Horrific Experience In Viral Facebook Post
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Woman Goes To Planned Parenthood At Age Of 21, Shares Her Horrific Experience In Viral Facebook Post

Planned Parenthood has long become associated with one defining and incredibly divisive issue: abortion. Yes, the reproductive healthcare organization does offer this service in certain clinics. However, abortions account for only 3% of healthcare services carried out by Planned Parenthood and are not funded by government money.

In 2014, Planned Parenthood received 40% of its funding from the government, helping to provide care for hundreds of thousands of people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it. They offer services such as birth control; emergency contraception; clinical breast examinations; cervical cancer screening; pregnancy testing and pregnancy options counseling; prenatal care; testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections; sex education; vasectomies and LGBT services.

The core aim of Planned Parenthood is the prevention of sexual diseases and unwanted pregnancies – fewer unwanted babies equals fewer abortions. Makes sense right?

Not to some, including, it seems, the current administration. So obsessed have people become with the abortion issue, the government is now threatening to permanently eliminate federal funding for the organization; potentially denying essential reproductive healthcare for up to 650,000 women in low-income neighborhoods and communities.

Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face!

Image credits: Fairoroie

Education is vital here, with more people needing to be informed about the reality of Planned Parenthood rather than making knee-jerk, irrational judgments based on partisan political affiliations.

This story, told by Autumn Mizer, perfectly encapsulates the importance of the service, particularly for low-income communities. Planned Parenthood is far more than just abortions, it literally saves lives.

Why do some people see affordable healthcare as such a terrible thing? Can you imagine being yelled at and threatened by ignoramuses simply for getting a cancer screening?

It’s not just women that benefit from the services offered. Men can go for STD screenings, testicular and prostate cancer screening, vasectomies and even erectile dysfunction treatment; perhaps something that those angry and aggressive protesters could really benefit from?

Image credits: Paul Sableman (not the actual photo)

Defunding this vital service is a really bad idea, and will undoubtedly lead to many more unwanted pregnancies, sexual health issues and even more abortions.

For now, let’s celebrate Planned Parenthood for all of the essential, non-abortion services that they offer and spread the word about what it really represents: affordable, preventative healthcare for your most personal and private health issues, carried out without judgment.

People shared their own stories about the services that Planned Parenthood provide

Have you ever been to Planned Parenthood? What do you think about likely defunding of the organization? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Foxxy
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2 years ago (edited)

And this is why people should mind their damn business. Whether this woman was going for cancer screening, counselling, contraception, abortion etc it is no one else’s damn business except the patients and the person/specialist who is there to help her.

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
2 years ago

This exactly. People should mind their own damn business instead of trying to live lives for others.

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Marc
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2 years ago (edited)

Seeing what's going on in certain US states, it is like watching a countries social evolution going backwards. There're third world countries with better treatment of pregnant women. It's a shame that women aren't allowed to decide for themselves and whether they want a child or not. Especially if they got pregnant through abuse in whatever way. Those protesters, mostly religious, are not any better than other fanatics around the world. It's 2019 and I sometimes can't believe that we are still talking about those topics. Thankfully there're still people and organizations which help those in need. In the US, that might cause you a lot of trouble.

Laura Pantazis
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2 years ago

Imagine being here and having to witness it, powerless to do anything because of gerrymandering.

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Leo Domitrix
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2 years ago

PP caught my grandma's cancer. PP is where I get my screenings. PP is where I'm screamed at by "good Christians" for... uh... getting my yearly check-ups. It's MEDICAL. Not anyone's dang business. IMHO.

Robin Byrd
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2 years ago

LiliumVA The reason why people get returns from their taxes is that they paid too much taxes. Uncle Sam loves the frock out of me cause I don't have any dependants. So I have to pay too much just so I don't owe Uncle Sam at the end.

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Foxxy
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

And this is why people should mind their damn business. Whether this woman was going for cancer screening, counselling, contraception, abortion etc it is no one else’s damn business except the patients and the person/specialist who is there to help her.

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
2 years ago

This exactly. People should mind their own damn business instead of trying to live lives for others.

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Marc
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Seeing what's going on in certain US states, it is like watching a countries social evolution going backwards. There're third world countries with better treatment of pregnant women. It's a shame that women aren't allowed to decide for themselves and whether they want a child or not. Especially if they got pregnant through abuse in whatever way. Those protesters, mostly religious, are not any better than other fanatics around the world. It's 2019 and I sometimes can't believe that we are still talking about those topics. Thankfully there're still people and organizations which help those in need. In the US, that might cause you a lot of trouble.

Laura Pantazis
Community Member
2 years ago

Imagine being here and having to witness it, powerless to do anything because of gerrymandering.

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 years ago

PP caught my grandma's cancer. PP is where I get my screenings. PP is where I'm screamed at by "good Christians" for... uh... getting my yearly check-ups. It's MEDICAL. Not anyone's dang business. IMHO.

Robin Byrd
Community Member
2 years ago

LiliumVA The reason why people get returns from their taxes is that they paid too much taxes. Uncle Sam loves the frock out of me cause I don't have any dependants. So I have to pay too much just so I don't owe Uncle Sam at the end.

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