On February 11th both protesters of Pro-Life Action League and pro-Planned Parenthood activists marched in the streets of America. However, sights turned out to be unequal in their intentions. While contra-abortion activists were accusing Planned Parenthood, the latter were trying to defend women’s rights for health care.

 

Pro-Life Action League. Planned Parenthood

 

If It’s Not Your Body, It’s Not Your Decision

However, that money does not fund the abortion but pays for medical services that include cancer screenings and HIV testing. Let us make clear, Planned Parenthood is not only about abortion. Activists of all ages claim women‘s right to have a proper medical care and abortion if it’s necessary.  If it’s not your body, it’s not your decision, – they protest.

Pro-Life Action League. Planned Parenthood

Why Protests?

On September 16th Obama Administration has permanently protected Planned Parenthood. That meant that no state would be able to deny funding for abortion services at Planned Parenthood. Despite no federal money actually went towards abortion, Catholic Church with Dian Black in the head, rang the tocsin. Now the looming Planned Parenthood funding is being maintained by Republican’s party, that’s why a march took place.

Pro-Life Action League. Planned Parenthood

 

Support

Lots of celebrities #stayforplannedparenthood. Starting with a Bake America Great Again bake-sale and ending up with Katy Perry wearing a PP lapel pin at Grammy.

Pro-Life Action League. Planned Parenthood

 

History

International Committee on Planned Parenthood occurred in 1946 after Margaret Higgins Sanger‘s long way struggle for Birth control and legalization of contraception in the United States of America. The key points of the organization were that children should be:

  • Conceived in love
  • Born of the mother’s conscious desire
  • Only begotten under conditions which render possible the heritage of health. Therefore we hold that every woman must possess the power and freedom to prevent conception except when these conditions can be satisfied.

Sanger was quite radical and claimed abortion is the best decision for a big family. She also supported eugenics in some positions. That’s why Planned Parenthood is frequently criticized.

Pro-Life Action League. Planned Parenthood

What Is Planned Parenthood Exactly?

Since 2006 the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and a pro-choice leader is Cecile Richards. Today Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides reproductive health services in the United States of America and worldwide.  Planned Parenthood has 650 health centers nationwide. PP has two national offices in the United States: one in Washington, D.C., and one in New York. It has three international offices, including a hub office in London, England. The Planned Parenthood clinics were attacked and vandalized more than ones by anti-abortion activists, but the motto is still “Care. No matter what”.

In October 2016, Planned Parenthood turned 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits. – tells the web-site.
Planned Parenthood clinics provide reproductive and sexual health education programs. The organization also works with Africa and Latin America to unblock their access to women health and education.

Still, no matter what’s one’s attitude to abortion, Planned Parenthood is not only about that, but about various indispensable women healthcare services.

Pro-Life Action League. Planned Parenthood

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