Planned Parenthood has been facing more and more out-lash in partner with Trump's presidency, mostly surrounding abortion services. The state of Texas just officially defunded the organization, and it seems as though many other states are bound to follow this trend. Here are 15 facts about Planned Parenthood and its amazing work (which is more than just abortion services).
1. It aims to create a healthier world for everyone.
Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization founded 100 years ago with the idea that women should have the information and care that they need to live strong, healthy lives and to fulfill their dreams— no ceilings, no limits. See more at: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-...
2. It is a large health care provider.
The organization is America's most trusted provider of reproductive health care. It offers high-quality, affordable medical care and services for low-income families or people with few or no options, with its numbers reaching 2.5 million people.
3. Abortion services only account for 3% of its services.
Planned Parenthood protects and expands access to a safe and legal abortion, which again is only 3% of its services.
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4. The other 97% is general healthcare amenities.
As indicated by the pie chart above, it services does most of its work in supplying birth control, providing cancer screenings and testing and treatment for STDs. The majority is preventative primary care with physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff that takes time to talk with patients and to create an environment that millions have grown to trust.
5. It is one of the largest advocates for reproductive rights.
The organization stands in solidarity with the reproductive justice movement that is leading work at intersections of health care, social justice and racial justice. It assembles in the streets, in the states, and in Washington, D.C. to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.
6. It seeks to serve every community across the country.
Working with more than 275 campus groups (including Purchase), it engages young people around the world to help build the healthiest generation to come.
7. Planned Parenthood empowers all people.
With the delivering of comprehensive sex education, it teaches everyone to make informed choices and to lead healthy lives. It gives young people the courage to take control of their health by making the healthiest decisions for themselves and their lives.
8. It has reduced our nation's alarmingly high rates of teen pregnancies.
Planned Parenthood is proud of its vital role in providing young people with honest sexuality and relationship information. It has reduced the rates of unintended teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections drastically.
9. The heart of Planned Parenthood is in the local community.
Its 57 unique and locally governed affiliates nationwide operate 650 health centers, which reflect the diverse needs of their communities.
10. It is an organization for the people.
With 2.5 million patients, Planned Parenthood is a visible and passionate advocate for policies that enable Americans to access comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care, information, and education.
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All information is taken directly from Planned Parenthood website. Learn more at https://www.plannedparenthood.org and educate yourself!